Marathon & District Historical Society and Museum

Town of Marathon

A partial List of our collections


Under Construction


A digital film collection comprised of various movie films, both professional and home.

These films depict life in Marathon and it's woodlands operation on the Big Pic RIver and the White Otter River. Woodlands camps were located at Stevens, Hillsport and Caramat Ontario, and also along the Big Pic River and its tributaries.

Digital Images Library numbering over 130,000 images.

These images chronicle the construction of the community, both the Pulp Mill and the Townsite from 1943 to 1964 and the TransCanada Highway, from the Glenn Fromme-Douglas Collection. Also several other collections.

The entire collection of the Marathon Mercury weekly news paper. 1946 to present

An entire collection of the Marathon Couriers, Maralogs, and other company publications.

The very unique Watercolour paintings of A.K. Campbell.

Blueprints and drawings of the M/V D.C. Everest.

Our Peninsula Collection includes the entire tug, a scale model of the vessel, log books, drawings, sailing orders from WWII, performance tests, setc. A large selection of material from Archives Canada has been digitized and is available.

Digital presentation of both POW`s Camp W (Neys) and Camp X (Angler)

Images of the CPR construction along the North Shore of Lake Superior