The Musée des Abenakis will reopen to visitors on July 13 with a new general director ; Mrs. Julie Anne Tremblay.
The Museum is open!
Our present programming includes three exhibitions exploring Abenaki culture: Wôbanaki: people of the rising sun, Tolakonutome; she is telling a story as well as Pemighassi 8jmow8gan; digging into history. For those who would like to enjoy a more extensive visit of the magnificent surroundings of the Museum, you are invited to walk the Tolba Trail along which you will be guided by interpretive panels outlining the medicinal plants and wildlife present in the woodlot with the central theme of the turtle or “tolba” in Abenaki language.
Respecting the recommendations of the Public Health Department and those developed by the museum community, the Museum has implemented the following measures to ensure the safety of visitors and employees:
- Public spaces and common surfaces are cleaned frequently. For this purpose, no new visitors will be admitted between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to facilitate the disinfection of the Museum;
- Hand sanitizing is mandatorybefore entering the Museum, as well as the Boutique. Disinfecting stations are also installed throughout the Museum;
- A limited number of visitors are admitted at the same time in the Museum, as well as in each exhibition hall, to ensure that the required distancing is respected. Visitors must also follow the designated one-way route through the Museum;
- Electronic payment methods are highly recommended;
- Masks are mandatory for employees and for all visitors;
- Protective barriers have been installed where required;
- All our employees have been informed of the recommended protective measures in order to provide a safe and pleasant visitor experience.
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.
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
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108 Waban-Aki, Odanak, Qc, J0G 1H0
Feel free to contact us for any questions or reservations.