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Dryden and District Museum celebrates 30 years at the Hambleton House

Dryden and District Museum celebrating their 30th Anniversary Celebration.
Dryden media release

Dryden, Ont. – This year, the Dryden and District Museum is proudly celebrating their 30th Anniversary being housed in the historic Hambleton House.

To celebrate this occasion, the museum will be hosting an anniversary event on Saturday, June 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. located at 15 Van Horne Avenue in Dryden.
“While we cannot go back in time, it is important to look back occasionally to remember our collective history as a community with a visit to our local museum,” said Mayor of the City of Dryden, Greg Wilson.

“On behalf of Council, I congratulate the Dryden & District Museum for faithfully maintaining and promoting our local heritage at the Hambleton House for thirty years.” 

Before being moved to the Hambleton House in 1988, the museum was previously housed as a stand alone exhibit at the Dryden Visitors’ Centre on the Trans Canada Highway. When the former Hambleton House was listed for sale, the City purchased the property to permanently house the museum in 1985. On June 30th, 1988, the Dryden & District Museum was officially opened at its permanent location by former Mayor George Boissoneault and other dignitaries.
There will be Pioneer themed games such as pillow sack races, bean bag toss, giant board games and a Museum Scavenger Hunt at the event. Refreshments will be provided and food items for purchase from The Black Oven Food Truck and the Dryden Lions Club Hot Dog Cart will be at the museum. 

Tickets are $10 per family, which 100 per cent of the proceeds go to support the Dryden and District Museum. Tickets can be reserved online at or purchased at the museum prior to the event. Museum Members also receive 10 per cent off on their purchase of 30th Anniversary Tickets.