Getting to Know Our Neighbours – 2021 Museum Exhibit

Tsi Tyónnheht Onkawén:na (TTO) is working with the Lennox and Addington County Museum & Archives, the Kanhiote Library, and the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte to create an exhibit all about Kenhtè:ke.

This exhibit, which opens in February 2021, is titled “Getting to Know Our Neighbours” and invites the broader community to learn about our past, experience our present, and join in our bright future.

We are very excited about this opportunity with the Lennox and Addington County Museum and Archives, and we encourage everyone to join us at the museum this winter.

How Can I Participate?

We are looking for local artifacts or heirlooms to be displayed over a six-week period at the museum. These items can range from art to clothing and beyond. Items must be able to fit in a display case.

These pieces will be an educational opportunity to share with our neighbours the ardent and resilient story of Kenhtè:ke. We encourage you to provide a brief, one paragraph write-up so we can display your artifacts with important historical context.

As compensation, you will receive a virtual consultation with a curator who can help you preserve your item both for the museum display and beyond.

Artifacts and heirlooms must be submitted Tsi Tyónnheht Onkawén:na no later then November 16, 2020.

Calling All Artists

TTO is also looking for local artists to create framed, hangable art pieces to be displayed in the museum. The theme of these pieces should be “Then and Now”. Consider the following questions:

  • Where did we come from? Where are we going?
  • What is important to us?
  • Who are we as a community?

Completed pieces must be submitted to Tsi Tyónnheht Onkawén:na no later than November 16, 2020.

For More Information

Please contact 613.970.3045 or email tinabrant@kenhteke.org.

FAQs

Q: What kinds of items are you looking for?

A: We have six cases at the museums, each with its own theme. The six themes include: agriculture, land, education, spirituality, arts and artisans, and warriors.

Items which have already been loaned to us include traditional clothing, a beaded picture frame, and some jewelry. If you’re not sure if your item would be a fit, please contact us.

Q: If I lend an item for this exhibit, how long will it be on display?

A: Items must be submitted to TTO by November 16, 2020. The museum exhibit runs until March 20, 2021.

Q: What will happen to any art I create for the “Then and Now” display?

A: You may sell the art if you wish, or it will be returned to you at the end of the six-week exhibit.