Does anyone from the area remember collecting plastic bread tags?

In the 1980s, Donald Lavigne (resident of Mattawa), engaged the local community in the collection of bread/milk tags for his project.

He created the “Hope Church” which is made up of 159,900 bread tags, weighs 180 pounds, and it took two and half years to complete !!

Come to the museum to have a look at it!

We recently noticed that plastic bread tags are being replaced with a more environmentally friendly alternative… cardboard!

So, we are asking you to save up your cardboard bread tags and bring them to the museum.

When we collect enough, we will attempt to make something creative with the collected tags and share it with you!

You can drop your bread tags off at the museum every day this summer from 10:00-4:30.

We invite you to join the adventure!

Canoe Build – The Gift

Some of the bark for the canoe has been harvested!

Can you see it starting to take shape?

Come visit the museum for a closer look at this exciting project!

What a wonderful kickoff to the Mattawa Museum 2022 Season!

Marcel Labelle launched his double-hull canoe which is named “Birth of a Nation”. This is a teaching canoe, telling the story of our country, settlement on Turtle Island with our First Peoples and Europeans. It is a powerful message and well received by those gathered to celebrate with ceremony. This canoe is now on display inside the museum for the remainder of the season.

We invite you to come to visit. Marcel’s book The Knowledge Canoe is available and he is always willing to write a quick note inside your book.

We have new artisans who have their work in the giftshop! We have t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies available.

50/50 tickets are available online AND at the museum.

The Rock Painting shop is open. All ages welcome! This is going to be a great season, we are already open 7 days a week! 10am to 4:30 pm. We look forward to visiting with you and sharing stories.

Thank you, Meegwetch, Merci, Marcee