Bala's Museum

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Bala's Museum
Location Bala, Ontario, Canada
Type Lucy Maud Montgomery,
Director Jack Hutton and Linda Jackson-Hutton
Curator Jack Hutton and Linda Jackson-Hutton
Website Official website

Bala's Museum, officially with the sub-name "With Memories Of Lucy Maud Montgomery", is a museum located in Bala, Ontario, Canada. It is owned and operated by Jack Hutton and Linda Jackson-Hutton.[1]

The museum was formerly a boarding house operated by Fanny Pike at the beginnings of the 1900s and now houses artifacts from the Muskoka region from its founding by Thomas Burgess as well as those pertaining to Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of the Anne of Green Gables series and The Blue Castle. It is the only museum of its kind outside of Prince Edward Island to do so. It sees visitors from around the world regularly, especially for the annual Anne of Green Gables Day, with re-enactments of Montgomery's two-week visit to the region in 1922.

L. M. Montgomery[edit]

Montgomery stayed in Bala for two weeks in 1922, and, according to her journals, ate her meals at Fanny Pike's boarding house. The location for her novel The Blue Castle was set in the Bala area; her only novel not located in PEI. The Huttons co-wrote a book, Lucy Maud Montgomery And Bala: A Love Story Of The North Woods ISBN 0-9683934-0-3 printed by Watts Printing.

External links[edit]

Affiliations[edit]

The Museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, and Virtual Museum of Canada.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A look back at the last 20 years". www.bala.net. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 

Coordinates: 45°00′59″N 79°37′08″W / 45.0163°N 79.619°W / 45.0163; -79.619