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The House of Memories (1931)    

Welcome to the Latchford House of memories. Our house is relly a stroll down "Memory Lane," by those who loved Latchford and its unique past.

The Department of lands and Forests (Ontario), built this house nearly 75 years ago for the Chief Ranger, Mr. Phil Hoffman and his family.

The outbuildings, still in place today, included a bunkhouse for the Fire Rangers and other employees. The large building known as the Loggers Hall of Fame, was a garage for the Department's trucks and equipment.

Well-kept lawns and gardens surround the buildings.

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The House of Memories Museum

Loggers Hall of Fame

Memory Lane

It should be noted that this 10-room house contains many artifacts dating back to the early 1900s and on to the more recent past of the 1970s and 1980s. There is interesting reading material, which unfortunately is in very fragile condition and must be handled with care, such as school and church records and pictures of all kinds.

The Recent Story

Very recently, the exterior and windows of the House of Memories Museum were completly renovated with a grant from Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), keeping the original integrity of the building at all times.

And The People Came

Latchford was a leader in the logging and forestry industry, drawing folks from all walks of life. It was from Latchford that the mining industry developed and made use of the products produced here in the mills of the forest industries.

Latchford was incorporated on July 15th 1907 and was a vigorous and active community, coping with the ups and downs of bust and boom into the 1960s.

Loggers Hall of Fame

Picture of Museum Painted by Karen Wareing
Picture painted by
Karen Wareing

Remembering

The House of memories was established by a small, courageous group of citizens in 1967 as a Centennial project. Many family memories are housed here to bring a warm and loving community to life once again.

Today

In the early 21st Century, there is a sense of pride in a glorious and colourful past and those who made it possible.


The House of Memories Museum is open seasonally from June 1st to September.
from 12:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed on Mondays.

Museum Entry Fees (suject to change without notice)

Adults:
Children:
Families:
Bus Tours:
$2.00
$1.00
$5.00
$25.00

Town of Latchford
P.O. Box 10 Latchford, ON P0J 1N0 Tel: 705-676-2416 Fax: 705-676-2121
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