The Abenakis Museum spearheads the activities of the Odanak Historical Society, a non-profit organization founded in 1964 to promote the cultural development of the Abenaki nation and preserve its traditions.
The Museum’s mission is to engage and develop a viable and constructive dialogue between Abenaki culture and community members, as well as between Aboriginal culture and visitors. In so doing, it places the museum’s responsibilities at the heart of ensuring the preservation and transmission to future generations of the knowledge, know-how and traditions of the Abenaki nation.
As tools to serve the citizens and visitors of Odanak, as well as the inhabitants of the Center-du-Québec region, the Abenakis Museum must be both a center for the dissemination of Abenaki culture. , a gateway for Aboriginal exhibits from outside and a vehicle for presenting non-Aboriginal projects from the region. By assuming this triple role, the museum contributes significantly to the creation of an original regional cultural offer and must therefore work in a spirit of partnership with other cultural organizations in the region.