Trappers and Trappers' Families Exhibit
This exhibit interprets the lives of the trappers of the region, whose lifestyle survived for over two hundred years, from 1725 to 1950. The exhibit shows us the role of trapping in the early settlement and development of North West River. Trappers went on long journeys into the country, leaving wives and children for months on end. Trapping was the main income for many families in the Lake Melville region.
The Trappers' display includes a trapper's tilt, built of logs, similar to those which were used on the trap lines. The tilt door on display came from Flower Lake. Trappers would sign a door to let other people know they had been there. The exhibit also shows items used while out trapping, and items that would be found in the homes of the families.