Mattawa Museum Opening on Saturday, July 17th

We are so very excited to welcome you all back – it’s been a long journey for all of us!

It’s wonderful to say – the Mattawa Museum will be open for visitors on Saturday morning, July 17th at 9:30 am.

We have new exhibits for you to see, some interactive exhibits and some great draws for fun prizes!

Quilt raffle tickets will be available AND you will actually be able to see this gorgeous quilt on display.

Come meet our new Summer Team – Mia, Amy and Graeme.

On Sunday, we will be part of the Vendor’s Market on Explorer’s Point. Join Mia and Amy for rock painting and a special handprint project – under the Big Top at Explorer’s Point from 9 am until 1 pm. Museum hours on Sunday will be 9:30 – 4:30, so come to the market and visit the Museum.

If you have any questions, contact us.

Step 3 COVID protocols – 25% capacity (20 people in the museum at one time), masks must be worn indoors. Social distancing must be observed. Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the museum. Contact tracing sign in sheet will be at the admissions desk.

Thank you for helping keep all of us safe.

The Winner of the Name the Bear Contest Is …


The bear is now officially name MAKWA
which is the Algonquin, Ojibwe name for black bear.

Prize …

Jackie donated her prize to the Mattawa Women’s Resource Centre.

THANK YOU for your enthusiastic participation in this contest – we had over 150 entries! The committee narrowed it down to 20 names and then ultimately Makwa was chosen! In order to be fair, everyone who suggested this name had their names entered into a random draw.

Quilt Raffle, Proceeds to Support Mattawa Museum – Buy your Tickets!

Queen Size Handmade Quilt for Raffle

Funds will be used to update some of our exhibits with interactive technology.

Lottery license # M792299

Queen Size Handmade Quilt for Raffle

1st prize : XL Queen Size Handmade Quilt
2nd prize : Handmade Lap Quilt
3rd prize : Museum T-Shirt & Face Mask

Quilts donated by Diane Gallupe

  1. Buy your tickets by completing the form below.
  2. YOU will then receive a confirmation email for your request to purchase tickets with details on payment via e-transfer.
  3. Once we have received the e-transfer, you will receive your final email with your ticket numbers. Please check your junk/spam folders in case your tickets are directed there by your email server.


Draw date September 6, 2021 at 3 pm at the Mattawa Museum