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About the Museum

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Located on the waterfront in Gananoque, Ontario, The Thousand Islands Boat Museum (TIBM) is a hands-on Museum where history becomes something that can be touched, built, and experienced.

The Museum includes a Boatbuilding Shop, a Children's Activity Center, Exhibit Galleries, and an ongoing outreach program at the GISS High School during the school year. Current staff include: 2 full-time positions, (Executive Director and Museum Manager); 1 part-time, year-round position (General/Facilities Manager); and summer student positions during the summer months.

While the 4 buildings house Museum operations and programs, the Museum's collection of antique boats are showcased on the docks as live exhibits. The Museum also hosts festivals and events, and is working to develop boating and sailing programs to the region's youth. The vision of the TIBM is to bring the heritage of the St. Lawrence River, the 1000 Islands, and the magic spirit of the region to life.