The River of History Museum was opened by The Sault Ste. Marie Foundation for Culture and History in 1992, with the mission of preserving and promoting the history of the St. Mary’s River system.
Since July 1, 2009 a relocation project was successfully completed to move all exhibits and artifacts from the old Federal Building on Portage Avenue to its new location at 531 Ashmun Street, across from the Soo Theatre Arts Resource Studios (S.T.A.R.S.).
THE RIVER OF HISTORY MUSEUM
FOR THE SEASON
This well appointed and modern museum will relate the complete history of the St. Mary’s River from its formation by the glaciers through the 20th Century.
Set up in chronological order, the Museum’s galleries are furnished with exhibits of local artifacts and information about the surrounding area. The galleries and exhibits are explained by a self-monitored audio presentation. You can listen to the tales of Native Americans, French fur traders, and others who helped to tame the St. Mary’s River.