Our Voices exhibit opens at Welland Museum

Our Voices, a celebration of the indigenous community through art, artifacts and stories opened Saturday at the Welland Museum.

Celebrating the culture of the First Nations, Métis, Iroquois and the Inuit peoples, Our Voices opened Saturday Sept. 30/2017 at the Welland Museum.

The exhibit is a Canada 150 Exhibit, running through January 27th/2018.

“We are really proud of this exhibit,” Welland Museum Curator Penny Morningstar said at the opening of the exhibit.

“We are proud to be able to host the work of Norval Morrisseau (donated by a private collector for use in the exhibit),” she said. “We have representation from the Inuit community, the First Nations and the Métis community.”

“It’s really a great privilege for us to be able to showcase their heritage and their story,” she said. “We worked closely with them to make sure that it was their voice through the artifacts, stories and art that is being shown.”

“We’re proud to be able to share this with the community,” she said.

The idea for the exhibit began last year as the museum was planning for Canada 150 celebrations.

“We thought it would be wonderful if we had could have an exhibit that showcased the indigenous community,” Morningstar said.

For hours of operation and more information, visit the Welland Museum website: http://www.wellandmuseum.ca/



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