WOMEN’S EXHIBIT – SEASON 2024

An exhibit dedicated to the women of our community – past and present. There will be specific dedications, but also it is a general dedication to emphasize how important women were in our community over the decades (centuries). And it will include a memory book.

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This exhibit area has been a dream of mine since my first tour through the Museum way back in 2018 when I was doing an education paper for my post-grad program in Museum and Gallery Studies. As I toured through the museum I noticed a distinct lack of female presence. In my experience, while men may have built the buildings, women have always been the hearts and souls of our communities.

This dream became a reality one day when Denis and Sylwia Condie were visiting the museum. He was excited to visit his home community museum. We got chatting about various exhibits and I shared my dream of doing this particular exhibit … I will make a long story short (as I want to share at the dedication) but he volunteered to fund the creation of this exhibit area! I did literally cry. We are a non-profit organization and receiving a donation to fund a particular exhibit is truly a gift. I cannot thank them enough.

And so, here we are, a year later getting ready to reveal this beautiful exhibit area.

In addition to pictures and artifacts, there will be a special digital memory book. This will be a book that will include many women from all walks of life and they will be there as a personal dedication – you can make the dedication.

As a special treat, on Thursday, June 20th, 1pm we will have a special guest at the Museum and I invite you to come and visit. Julie Lynn (Flynn) will be visiting us. She is a part of this special exhibit and will be attending with her family for the dedication of some of her albums.

On Saturday, June 29th, 1pm we will have our official opening of this exhibit. Denis Condie is generously providing food and entertainment. We will release more details as they become available, but I hope you will put these 2 particular dates in your calendar and come out and support us.

Museum is Opening Saturday, May 18th

First, I would like to acknowledge and thank our wonderful group of volunteers – Teri and Jim Burton and Shannon McNamarra for their help in getting organized so we could be ready to open.  We have been undergoing Phase One of renovations over the winter – we now have fully accessible washroom facilities and emergency exit ramps/rails. As with any renovation, it meant a lot of disruption, so getting ready to open for the season meant relocating items and cleaning!  Your help is greatly appreciated.

We have another New Exhibit!  Her Story – The Stories She Tells is a new exhibit that is dedicated to the women of our community – past and present.  It will incorporate some unique  features and technology.  This exhibit will include a special Memory Book where you will be able to make a dedication – stay tuned – more information to follow! And there are more special events that I know you will not want to miss.

We are so fortunate this year to have more staff joining us! Thanks to the Metis Nation of Ontario, to the YES program and to Canada Youth Summer Jobs! 

We have some special surprises in store as part of our 40th anniversary summer, so follow us on FB (20+) Facebook 

Thank you, merci, meegwetch, marsi 

(she/her) 
Musée Mattawa Museum 
705-744-5495 
“There are stories here … where two rivers meet” 
« Il y a des histoires ici … où deux rivières se rencontrent »

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Mattawa Museum is Hiring!

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Thanks to a Federal Government Grant we are hiring for 1 position.

Job Description:

Assist in daily operations that include:

  • Opening and closing of Mattawa Museum 
  • Daily operations that include Giftshop operations, welcoming visitors and giving information, daily cleaning protocols as needed 
  • Assisting Curator with events/projects
  • Helping volunteers with summer programs 

Skills:

  • good communication skills, written and spoken
  • bilingualism an asset but not mandatory
  • able to work flexible day/early evening schedules
  • Microsoft office skills

Please send us a cover letter with why you’d like to work with us, plus your current resume with education and previous experience.

Age: 15 years to 30 years

This is an 8-week placement with latest start date June 30th, 2024.

Please send cover letter and resume to:
curator@mattawamuseum.ca
or mail to P.0. Box 9 Mattawa, ON P0H 1V0
or drop off to Mattawa Museum (please call ahead 705-744-5495)

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