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The Indigenous History of Prince Edward County
June 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2022
A permanent exhibit by The County Museums at Macaulay Heritage Park.
The County’s human history spans nearly 12,000 years. However, in the past our museums have focused almost solely on the last two centuries, and the story of white Loyalists, who arrived in Prince Edward County in the late 1700s, and their descendants. It is the duty of the County Museums to preserve the County’s history truthfully, and as completely as we can, and this permanent exhibit dedicated to the story of Prince Edward County’s Indigenous peoples provides an opportunity to collaborate with our neighbours at Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, and acquaint our visitors with an undertold story from this region’s past, present, and future.
To see a video of our friend Kahehtoktha Janice Brant demonstrating traditional ways of grinding corn, beans and rice, click here.
Explore further with a small booklet discussing what we can learn from Indigenous technologies, written by Janice. The PDF is available here.