Behind the Scenes by Amy Drumm …

This past month has been quite busy for us here at the museum…

Every day we have great visitors coming through the museum. We are so happy that people want to come see our exhibits and enjoy them as much as they do!


One of the things Mia and I have been doing this past month is doing a handprint or rock painting. The tent we set up at the Vendors Market on July 18th was a big hit.

Almost every child who walked through the market that day either painted a rock or did a hand print.


Now we have a station set up in the community exhibit so anybody who comes through the museum can paint a rock or do a handprint.

Hand Print Station

The rocks are for our community Garden of Strength and Hope.

When you come by the museum, you will see the beautiful garden out front filled with painted rocks. They have been painted by members of the community and tourists who have come through the museum.

Museum Garden with Painted Rocks

The hand prints are for our community mural.

We had worked hard before we opened to complete the back drop of the mural.

Community Hand Mural

Later this month Mia and I will be taking a trip to the Algonquin Nursing Home to do handprints with the residents. I am very excited because any time I have been to the nursing home to do an activity it has always been a great experience.


August Mattawa Vendor’s Market

The next Vendors Market will be on August 15th, and we will have a tent set up similar to last time. We would be delighted to have anybody who wants to paint rocks or paint a handprint join us!


Another thing we have been working on is a new mystery game!

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Thank you all so much for your continuous support towards our museum!