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Changes to Membership Benefits as of December 1, 2017

November 21, 2017

Membership benefits will change when the organization's new year begins, December 1, 2017.  We will update the membership page on that date. New for 2017-2018 We have added a new category to reflect our membership demographics - Grandparents Level. Also, we have redefined the age of children of members from 12 to 2 years of age to 17 years of age or under. Membership Benefits applicable to all support levels: 3 special free admission passes per adult member to the Discovery Centre to give to family, friends or colleagues [NOTE 2 adults will receive a total of 6 passes] 10% savings on gift shop items, with the exception of books 10% off rentals of any Discovery Centre event space 10% savings…...

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Tuesday Tales from the Archives – Film Star!

R.M.S. Segwun Stars in a Movie The pictures on this page appear to be about 100 years old. In fact, they were taken during the third week of September, 2011.…...

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Gravenhurst’s Santa Claus Parade, November 25

What makes Gravenhurst's Santa Claus parade unique? It is the only holiday parade in the world with an RMS Segwun float! Every year our wonderful volunteers ready the float. We…...

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Why is Toronto Segwun’s Port of Registry?

Tuesday Tales from the Archives - contributor Jack McIrvine Ships larger than canoes, rowboats, and kayaks, and powered by engines larger than 9.9 hp (7.5 kw) have to be licensed…...

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World War I: Muskoka

Steamers in service during World War I were on reduced services and routes. The overnight train was cancelled and only eight steamers ran. Only three trains a week were scheduled…...

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Muskoka Mapping using GIS Technology

On November 10, 2017 from 3 to 4 PM, Stu Paul will be talking about GIS Technology and mapping Muskoka. His presentation will explain what Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are.…...

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Rising from the Ashes: The Phoenix of Muskoka’s Steamships

The phoenix, a mythical bird, is destroyed by fire, but always manages to rise again from the ashes. The phoenix is the universal symbol of rebirth. It is said that…...

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Remembrance Day 2017 – Muskoka’s War Effort

For Remembrance Day 2017 we dug into the archives to find photos of the people of Muskoka who went to war. In World War I, about 700 soldiers from the…...

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The Discovery Centre is open all year

If you are planning an autumn, winter or spring vacation to Muskoka, don't forget to include a visit to the Discovery Centre. Muskoka Discovery Centre is open all  year. Winter…...

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The Discovery Centre is closed all day October 21, 2017

Due to a private event, the Discovery Centre is closed all day October 21, 2017. It will reopen October 22, 2017. On October 22, 2017, at 2 PM, you can…...

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