The history of the Huron-Wendat history is vast. Its culture evolves with the generations. In order to remain a leading player and bear witness to the cultural dynamism of this First Nation, the Huron-Wendat Museum presents an events calendar that offers you several opportunities to develop your knowledge throughout the year. The purpose of these activities is to help you discover the history of the Huron-Wendat as well as current cultural elements that will be highlighted through these one-off events. This is another way to immerse yourself in the history and culture of Indigenous peoples, and more specifically those of the Huron-Wendat Nation!
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The Month of Archeology in collaboration with Archéo-Québec
Throughout the month of August, more than 30 parks, municipalities, museums and other venues in 11 regions of Quebec offer workshops, conferences, exhibitions, simulated excavations and other fun activities. The Month of Archeology is an achievement of the Archéo-Québec network. Diversified digital programming, produced by Archéo-Québec, is added to the activities offered at participating locations. You are invited to contribute to the creation of a virtual time capsule and name the Artifact of Archeology Month 2022. Every Wednesday in August, take stock with spokespersons who will offer an archaeological look at several societal issues.
From August 1 to 31, the Huron-Wendat Museum invites you to put archeology to your summer plans as part of the 18th edition of the Month of Archeology Month. This year, the Huron-Wendat Museum has prepared an archaeological dig experience for you, on August 19 and 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This activity, with commentary for young and old, will take place in the garden of Maison Tsawenhohi, at 65 Rue George-Cloutier in Wendake, with archaeologist Yves Chrétien. Also, starting this summer every day, the Huron-Wendat Museum is hosting in its permanent exhibition an interactive module for the study of pottery, designed by Sudbury Science North and communications of science students.
The excavations at the Tsawenhohi House will be an opportunity to meet and discuss with archaeologist Yves Chrétien, Ph.D. around an archaeological dig area as well as to visit the Tsawenhohi House. Visitors will be able to discover the techniques of archaeological excavation, the extent of the archaeological collections of the Museum thanks to the consolidations recently completed and ask their questions to an experienced archaeologist. This activity is free for visitors and is funded by the Government of Canada.
The interactive module presents the scientific tools that allow archaeologists to study pottery from the inside! A microscope using the principles of tomodensitometry reveals the minerals present in the earth and reveals the specificities of the technique of making pottery. This system is accessible through visits of the Huron-Wendat Museum.
For more information, please visite the Archéo-Québec website.
Collaboration with the New France Festival
From August 4th to August 7
This lively event is an immersion into the 17th and 18th centuries for the whole family. This year, with these 3 districts, 3 great achievements and 3 quests, the festival is pulling all the stops to celebrate its 25th anniversary! Come discover the impact that the Huron-Wendat nation had during this historical period. From August 4th to August 7 2022, the museum will be among the kiosks at the Trading Post in the Parc de L’Esplanade. We will not only have workshops on diplomacy and traditional hunting and fishing techniques, but also our traveling exhibition “The canoe, bearer of tradition. For the very first time, the exhibition will leave the walls of the museum and travel back in time to the era of New France!
For ticketing and more information on this event, please visit their website.
The Wendake International Pow-Wow
From July 1st to July 3rd
The Wendake International Pow-Wow is an annual event that brings together natives and non-natives from everywhere to share First Nations cultures. One of a kind, the Wendake pow-wow distinguishes itself by its dance competition located in an urban-meets-nature scenery. This is the perfect opportunity to find indigenous artisans and artists, traditional food, dancers, drummers and much more.
The Museum is proud to be part of the festivities with our booth, which presents a variety of workshops on Huron-Wendat history and culture. For 2022, we had a playful workshop with the presentation of traditional games where young and old could have fun.
For more information on this event, consult the Wendake tourism website.