Museum

The Woodland Museum has been established as an integral element of the Woodland Cultural Centre. The museum collects, preserves, researches, exhibits and interprets a collection of archaeological material, historical material culture, arts, crafts, documents and archival photographs. The museum offers direct services to the three support communities: Wahta Mohawks, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and Six Nations of the Grand River.

The general public from the surrounding counties of Brant, Haldimand, and Wentworth also benefit through the Museum’s role and its emphasis on special program activities presented. The Museum works in co-operation with local, provincial, national and international cultural institutions towards common objectives, which are reflected in the Centre’s Mission Statement.

The Collection

Over thirty-five thousand artifacts are accessioned in the collections of the Museum, consequently making the Museum at the Centre one of the largest facilities in Canada managed and administered by First Nations. The Museum holdings include archaeological specimens, ethnological materials, historical material, documents, furniture, contemporary paintings, drawings, graphics, sculptures, photographs, fine crafts and contemporary installations. The archaeological and ethnographic collections make up the permanent collection and are presented in a dramatic storyline beginning with our Iroquoian and Algonkian prehistoric past through to the 21st century.

Our Space

The Museum offers the permanent historical gallery, and also houses three temporary gallery spaces – Tom Hill Gallery which is 1,680 square feet; E. Judy Harris Gallery which has 660 square feet; and the Stan Hill Gallery and foyer which is approximately 150 square feet. Our public programming space includes our Orientation Room, which seats up to 125 people. The Orientation Room is also a public rental facility, which can been utilized for symposiums, workshops and private functions. This area is also used as the introduction area for all incoming tour groups to gather for orientation and education programs.

For more information or to inquire about donating to our collection, please contact museum@woodland-centre.on.ca or 519-759-2650 ext 223.

To schedule a tour, please contact Courtney Jonathan, School/Group Registrar at tours@woodlandculturalcentre.ca or 519-759-2650 ext 230.