Founders' Museum & Pioneer Village

Come Touch History

Welcome to Founders'


Check back often for updates and new pictures as we continue to grow the website as we grow as an Organization under the vision of our late founder, Fred Goodfellow.  We hope you bookmark our site and visit us often!  Enjoy! 

"Come Touch History" in this unique Northwestern Ontario Pioneer Village.

Drop in at the General Store and look through the newly arrived catalogues, visit the shops and chat with the residents while they wait for the train. Recall the memories of a one-room school and spend a quiet moment in the church.

Pay a visit at the home and you can even help do the laundry.

The carpenter, cobbler and even the blacksmith welcome you to their business establishments. The printer has opened his newspaper office. Whether your interest lies in antique cars, tractors, farm equipment, engines or motors it is all here.

The perfect end to your visit! Relax and enjoy great home cooking in the tearoom.

The Pioneer Village is located on Hwy. 61. Just a short distance from the City of Thunder Bay. Simply drive down Hwy. 61 and turn on to Gillespie Road. Watch for the big white and blue signs. Click here for a map



Founders' Museum & Pioneer Village


We would like to thank all of our volunteers, summer students, and guests who made this summer special. 

We hope we will see you again soon. 

Slate River Community Hall Rentals & Wedding Bookings.

** NO new bookings are being accepted for the winter

Email:  founders%23ca|info


New volunteers are always needed...

With the Museum switching to the "self guided" tour format we will be needing some volunteer assistance to interact with the guests who visit the museum site and also to supervise the summer students.  We are looking for both costumed and non costumed volunteers to fill a wide assortment of vacant positions. We are seeking volunteers who enjoy interacting with the public and will help ensure our guests have the best possible experience when visiting Founders' Museum & Pioneer Village.


Interested parties are encouraged to contact us and let us know where and when you would like to lend a hand. 

We strive to offer a fun volunteer environment where our volunteers enjoy spending time with our group.

We are also seeking Students who need to obtain their volunteer hours for school. 


Please Contact us via Email:

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