NNATC hosts grand reopeningOctober 19, 2021
An institution of Mohawk culture and history is set to host its grand reopening this weekend.
The Native North American Travelling College (NNATC) on Cornwall Island is hosting a grand reopening of its museum on Saturday, October 23rd from 11 am to 4 pm. The event will open with official remarks and a ribbon cutting at 12 pm followed by a social from 1 pm to 3 pm and free tours of the museum from 12:30 pm to 4 pm.
In addition to offering virtual programming, the NNATC has worked throughout the pandemic to make upgrades to the museum and the many exhibits inside – which will now be unveiled for all to see.
The museum offers tourgoers an immersive journey through Mohawk culture starting with the Creation Story and ending with present day living, with dozens of artifacts, maps and interpretive panels along the way. Visitors can expect to gain insights into life in the Longhouse, the beautiful Wampum belts, basket weaving, Haudenosaunee clothing, sports, traditional stories and music and much more.
On Saturday, visitors will be able to browse the museum in half hour sessions with a maximum group size of 6 at a time. To reserve a spot in advance, please call Lorna Thomas at 613-932-9452 ext. 227.
In addition to the in-person tours of the museum, the NNATC is also continuing to offer virtual tours that allow viewers to travel to Akwesasne and immerse themselves in Mohawk culture – all from the comfort of home!
The tours are currently available on Tuesday afternoons through airbnb experiences at a cost of $12 per person.
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Related: New virtual tour offers taste of Akwesasne culture
Beginning in 2022, the NNATC will begin offering private guided tours of the museum through Akwesasne Travel. This tour will provide visitors a one-of-a-kind glimpse into Akwesasne’s history, from pre-contact to present day.
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About the Native North American Travelling College
The NNATC is located just south of Cornwall on 3 acres of waterfront property on the south side of Cornwall Island in Akwesasne, connecting it to the St. Lawrence River, the backbone of this Mohawk community. The NNATC strives to promote and preserve Mohawk language, culture, and history.
For more information on the NNATC, please visit their website or check them out on Facebook or Instagram.
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