Permanent Exhibitions


People of the rising sun

Wôbanaki, people of the rising sun, invites you to discover the cultural and spiritual universe of the Abenaki First Nation. The visit begins with a multimedia projection that tells the Creation story according to the tradition of this ancient people. Then, we invite you to discover the history, the knowledge and the know-how of the Abenakis by following the rhythm of the seasons and lunations.

A journey that tells the story of the Abenakis and their ancestral way of life in an authentic way by presenting the tangible and intangible heritage of this First Nation.

Habitation traditionnelle Kwigw8mna


Temporarily closed

Thanks to the archaeological discoveries carried out on the site of the historic quadrilateral of Odanak, discover Kwigw8mna, the adaptation of an outdoor space which reproduces the place of origin where an Abenakis dwelling was found in the 19th century as well as a vegetable garden where varieties of indigenous vegetables were cultivated by the Abenakis.

This project has been made possible by the Government of Canada.


Temporary Exhibitions


Virtual Exhibitions

Fort Odanak, 1704-1759

The search for traces of a fortified Abenaki village

In 1704, on the order of the King of France, Odanak Fort was erected to serve as a bulwark against the raids carried out by the Iroquois and the British. Today, thanks to archaeological excavations, this ancient fortified village of Abenaki reveals its secrets. Relive the history of this unique fort, discover the current site and meet the Abenakis in this online exhibition by the Musée des Abenakis.

An achievement made possible by Canadian Heritage’s Virtual Museum of Canada program.

Suivez le guide!

Abenaki guides in the private hunting and fishing clubs of Mauricie

Discover the profession of hunting and fishing guide in the private clubs of the Mauricie from 1880 to 1960. Follow the guide! pays homage to Abenakis from Odanak and recounts their work and their anecdotes.

An achievement made possible through the Canadian Heritage Stories program.

In french only.

La vannerie abénakise

From yesterday to today

A virtual exhibition that traces the history of basketry in Odanak, an art still unknown. It pays tribute to the know-how of talented craftsmen who have contributed to the economic growth of their community.

An achievement made possible through the Canadian Heritage Stories program.

In french only.