I realized that being in a residential school was a lot worse than I thought because I got to visualize what happened. I learned that they only got to use the shower or bathtub once a week. They also fight for who goes to the front for the bathtub because they kept the same water in the bathtub, so the people in the front got fresh water but the people in the back got dirty water. – Grade 7 Student
Mohawk Institute Virtual Tour Now Available Online to Support the Save the Evidence Campaign:
Save the Evidence is a campaign to raise awareness and support for the restoration of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School, and to develop the building into an Interpreted Historic Site and Educational Resource. As a site of conscience, the final goal is to create a fully-realized Interpretive Centre that will be the destination for information about the history of Residential Schools in Canada, the experiences of Survivors of the schools, and the impact that the Residential School system has had on our communities.
The Woodland Cultural Centre presents a screening of the Mohawk Institute Residential School as a fundraiser for the Save the Evidence fundraising campaign.
We are offering both private group viewings for businesses, schools and organizations; and public viewings monthly where anyone can register.
Join us for one more PUBLIC Virtual Tours this year: November 18, 2020 @7pm
The virtual tour video was created with local production company Thru the Reddoor, and it follows the guide, Lorrie Gallant, as she gives a tour of the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School. During the video Lorrie provides the history of the institution over its 140 year history. Viewers will get to see the different rooms in the school, from the girls’ and boys’ dormitories, the cafeteria, laundry room, and other rooms throughout the building, as well as hear interviews from five Survivors of the Mohawk Institute.
To request and book a private viewing CLICK HERE NOW and download the request form.
Email the form firstname.lastname@example.org and our fundraising team will be in touch to schedule the event.
Hosting your own Virtual Tour is a great way to help us fundraise to complete Phase 3 of the project.
We can’t wait until we are ready to finally open our doors to the public and allow in person tours of the Mohawk Institute, but we are going to need your support to do that. Donate to the Campaign Here. However in the meantime, the Virtual Tour of the building is still extremely powerful and eye opening.
Details for Public Virtual Tour of the Mohawk Institute Residential School:
Next Event Information: November 18, 2020 at 7PM
Tickets – $10 donation to Save the Evidence
Virtual Tour Length – 45 minutes
*** 80 people per screening ***
A special thank you to those that have been supporting the Save the Evidence campaign along the way. All donations $100+ will be acknowledged on our website on the Supporters page and updated weekly. If you can’t find your name please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Watch the Mohawk Institute Virtual Tour Trailer Now
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