⚠️ COVID-19 ⚠️
Considering the evolution of the COVID-19 situation as well as under government recommendations to cancel any unnecessary gatherings, we have made the decision, in the spirit of social responsibility, to proceed to the temporary closure of the Musée des Abénakis for an indefinite period.
We continue to monitor the situation and developments related to COVID-19 very closely and be assured that we will strictly follow the instructions from official government authorities.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Thank you for your usual collaboration!
Founded in 1965 by community members and missionary Rémi Dolan, the Musée des Abénakis is the first Aboriginal museum institution in Quebec. Located in the former Catholic school of Odanak, on the banks of the Saint-François River, the Museum invites you to discover the cultural richness of the Abenaki First Nation. The Museum invites you to visit permanent and temporary exhibitions with an Aboriginal theme and to participate in cultural and educational discovery activities.
On November 21, the sixteenth edition of the GalArt, an annual event for the recognition of cultural stakeholders, was held. It is with great pride that the Musée des Abénakis was awarded the “Heritage and Museology Award” for its temporary exhibition The Indian Beyond Hollywood.
From June 21 to September 21, a special event will draw the attention of the community and the general public. Christine Sioui-Wawanoloath, an Abenaki multidisciplinary artist, will lead the creation of a collaborative work that will take place through the participation of Museum visitors. This artistic achievement, evocative of the contemporary Abenaki culture, will inspire and nourish the creative team of the permanent exhibition.
More than 100 friends and partners of the Musée des Abénakis gathered on March 21 to participate in the most recent edition of its annual fundraising cocktail. Thanks to the presence of guests and the generous contribution of 25 sponsors, the Musée des Abénakis is delighted to announce that the amount raised is close to $29,000.
The Musée des Abénakis is proud to announce the opening of its new temporary exhibition: The Indians Beyond Hollywood, produced thanks to a $120,000 grant from Canadian Heritage. This exhibition will be presented at the Musée des Abénakis from 29 June 2018 to 22 December 2019.
Discover our permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Wôbanaki, people of the rising sun, invites you to discover the cultural and spiritual universe of the Abenaki First Nation through the four seasons.
The Musée des Abénakis is located in the historic heart of Odanak. It forms a remarkable heritage complex with its neighbours - the present Catholic Church (1902) and the chapel dedicated to Notre-Dame-de-Fatima (1947). However, the site has an even older history.
The Museum offers the following services:
The Museum offers rental spaces for people looking for a space to receive guests or colleagues.
The Museum's boutique offers a wide selection of items and articles with an Indigenous flavour.
The Museum offers you reproductions of images from our archives.
November 1st — May 31st
Tuesday to Friday: 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm
From December 24th to January 2nd
June 1st – October 31st
Every day: 10 am to 5 pm