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Join us for Historic Lacrosse! – Saturday, Sept 6 at 2 pm

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Huronia Museum is please to be hosting this event where the Creator’s Game, Lacrosse, is played as a Medicine Game.

Lacrosse was noted by the French Jesuits in the writing about the Wendat (Huron) people as a game of great importance, both socially and culturally.  Children learned physical skills to help them later in the life, sportsmanship and diplomacy and the game even sometimes served to bring resolution to issues between groups rather than entering a war.

On Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 2 – 5 pm we welcome Delmor Jacob and an impressive group of young men who will use traditional equipment and will wear traditional clothing as they demonstrate  “the Creator’s Game”.  The presentation will communicate the ritual and culture surrounding the game of lacrosse through an outdoor presentation of about 45 minutes in the field next to the village.  A lecture in the museum’s auditorium about the history and culture of lacrosse will follow.  A skills session is provided for newcomers who are interested this afternoon as well.  Through the day, four Warriors will circulate through the crown for pictures and questions on the history of the day.

Take a sneak peek here of what will be able to learn about next Saturday!

 

This event is free of charge thanks to the generosity of our sponsors:

Champlain Commemorations 2015, North Simcoe Business Development, Town of Midland, Town of Penetanguishene, Township of Tiny, Ontario Trillium Foundation and Tourism Simcoe County.

Flood Recovery Update: August 22, 2014

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We are moving forward with our recovery the two floods.  Tomorrow we will be open for a reduced admission rate for access to the Native gallery and village.  The art gallery and main hall are still not accessible.  As of tomorrow, our gift shop is open and we are able to accept debit and credit cards as well.  Please call fro further information before you visit.  705-526-2844

Huronia Museum continues with Village only visitation.

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Unfortunately Huronia Museum has had another flood as a result of the heavy rain today. This means we will continue to be open in a limited way.  Only the Huron Ouendat Village will be open for tours on Sunday, August 16, 2014 as we dry things out in the museum again with the restoration crew from Winmar.

We will keep updating information as the situation changes.  Please keep checking the blog and our facebook page for updates.

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