Veterans Week

Visit our new Mattawa Veterans page.



Mattawa Legion parade, Monday, Nov 11

Cenotaph ceremony 11am


History of Remembrance Day: to mark the end of WWI  – the 11th hour, 11th day, 11th month


In Flanders Fields

BY JOHN MCCRAE

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

    That mark our place; and in the sky

    The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,

        In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

    The torch; be yours to hold it high.

    If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow        

 In Flanders fields.


https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/get-involved/remembrance-day

https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/events/italian-campaign-75th-anniversary


Where did our 2019 visitors come from?

Music Maker Exhibit Unveiled October 5th at Mattawa Museum!

Victor Groulx didn’t just play music, he created it by making exquisite violins and violas. Muriel Groulx, Victor’s wife, generously donated one of each to the Mattawa Museum.  Family, friends, musicians, visitors, celebrated the man and his music on October 5th at the Mattawa Museum.

From good old down home fiddling, to classical music, Victor’s hand made violins and violas make beautiful music. Musical guests Shorty Sauve, Sandra Glabb, Nancy White, and Tomas Milczarek entertained all attendees with the sound of music.

Belated Happy Thanksgiving!

The view from the museum on Thanksgiving weekend which was the last official weekend of the season.

Fall on the Ottawa River, view from Explorer’s Point

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for a great season! 

It has been an absolute pleasure visiting with people from our local community and area, as well as those visiting from around the world.

Please visit us on our website over the fall/winter.  We can open for special tours/events.

See you in the spring.

Thank you, Merci, Miigwetch
Judy Toupin
Managing Curator
Mattawa Museum