Veterans’ Week 2021

Service, Courage and Sacrifice – At home, around the world and across generations.

Every year during the lead up to Remembrance Day on November 11, we honour those who have served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace.

Canada’s diverse population of Veterans has served on many kinds of missions, both at home and abroad. Learn more about some of those missions, some marking key anniversaries in 2021, covering more than a century of Canadian military history.

Indigenous Veterans

Let us remember our local veterans

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!

Quilt Raffle Draw Winners …

1st prize

Hazel Swindle # 387

2nd prize

Corinne Ranger # 376

3rd prize

Debbie Ranger # 43

Lottery License # M792299

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

Quilts donated by Diane Gallupe

Mattawa Museum would like to thank all those that purchased tickets!

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