Mattawa Museum Recipient of $26,000 Ontario Trillium Grant

Mattawa Museum staff and the Mattawa Historical Society are pleased to inform that the Honourable Vic Fedelli announced today that the Mattawa Museum is the recipient of a $26,000 Ontario Trillium Grant.

This grant was awarded as a result of a recent application to the Resilient Communities Fund.

These funds will enable the Mattawa Museum to finish our Digitization Process and enable us to have an Archive that will be accessible online to educators, researchers, and academics. We will be able to add photos, digital media, etc. that will be accessible to all. Creating an online archive will provide more accessibility to our Collection which is of utmost importance to be able to provide research and education.

While Covid-19 presented many challenges, it also created opportunities to evaluate and respond to need.

The process…

The Mattawa Museum collection has a vast array of artifacts but also includes approximately 10,000 photographs, as well as in-person recordings and videos. We will now have the opportunity to complete the task of adding accession cards to the Past Perfect Museum Software System. Photographs will be taken of artifacts and added to the system. We also have a treasure trove of first-person interviews with some of our elders who are no longer with us and these will be an invaluable addition to the Media part of this online archive.

We are very thankful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Community Resiliency Fund for this grant.

We invite all to join us in this celebration!

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