About us

History

Since the 17th century, in collaboration with numerous interested parties, the great Wendat families have worked to secure and preserve distinct ensembles from their heritage.

Our mission

Inaugurated in 2008, the Huron-Wendat Museum is a vital institution of the Nation Council, dedicated to preserving and promoting its heritage.

Its mission is to promote the rich history of the Huron-Wendat Nation locally, nationally and internationally while honouring the authenticity of the community and supporting the local economy.

Through its permanent and temporary exhibitions, the museum preserves and makes accessible and contributes to the learning and transmission of the history, culture, and arts of the Wendat people. Through its activities and thematic workshops, the Museum raises visitors’ awareness of the identity and traditions of the Huron-Wendat Nation and those of other First Nations.

Our goals

The Huron-Wendat Museum is dedicated to preserving and making accessible the tangible and intangible heritage of the Nation it represents.

To achieve this, it preserves, protects and increases knowledge of Wendat heritage and culture through an accessible space-time trail and through activities that encourage intercultural and intergenerational exchange;

The Museum reaches out to local, national, and international audiences, raising awareness of Huron-Wendat’s history, knowledge transmission, national identity, sociopolitical issues, and rich heritage.

The Museum makes it a point of honour to respect the integrity of oral transmission, guided by historical and scientific rigour and accompanied by the Nation’s partners who entrust it with the stories of their history.

Our vision

To preserve the identity and traditional, artistic and cultural practices of the Huron-Wendat Nation through authentic, collaborative projects.

Repatriate heritage, preserve Huron-Wendat culture, and keep it alive.

 

Our values

Authenticity – Integrity – Respect – Responsibility – Collaboration

 

Authenticity in the content of our exhibitions, activities and projects to create opportunities for encounters between the public and the Nation’s key players;

Integrity in welcoming customers and representing the Wendat vision through cultural mediation;

Respect for the culture and heritage of the Huron-Wendat Nation and other First Nations;

The responsibility to disclose authentic and verified historical information;

Collaboration with the tourism industry to promote the Wendat Nation.