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Musee des Abenakis

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Well presented little museum

We spent over two hours in this very interesting museum about the Abenaki a lesser known indigenous... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Montreal, Canada
Inspiring and uplifting

We were biking nearby and found our way to the Museum of the Abenaki People (who are also the... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
Montpelier, Vermont
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Founded in 1965 by the members of Odanak and missionary Remi Dolan, the Musee des Abenakis was the first Aboriginal museum in Quebec. It is located in the former Catholic school building of the Abenakis community of Odanak on a magnificent site...more
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108, rue Waban-Aki, Odanak, Quebec J0G 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

We spent over two hours in this very interesting museum about the Abenaki a lesser known indigenous tribe. I never knew they covered such a big territory. It starts with a very well made film about the creation of the Abenaki. Followed by displays of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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VickyD1713, Responsable relations clients at Musee des Abenakis, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thanks for this good comment. We're glad to hear that you had a nice visit at the Museum.

Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

We were biking nearby and found our way to the Museum of the Abenaki People (who are also the original people of our home state of Vermont.) It was a great opportunity to learn about the history and current lives of the Abenaki people, as...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is a small but very modern museum, with an on-site archeological dig, chapel and main church. It introduces you to the history of the Abenaki people and their relationship with this area. The museum display includes a great video of the foundation story, which...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Vicky D, Responsable relations clients at Musee des Abenakis, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you so much !

Reviewed 29 June 2015

The museum is located in Pierreville at the Odanak Reserve and near the mouth of the Saint-François river, roughly 40 minutes from either Trois-Rivieres or Drummondville. Previous reviewer Daniel K. has done a excellent job of describing the Abenaki people, their history, heritage and significance.....More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed 19 February 2015

A Quebec historical researcher took me to the Odanak Reserve in Pierreville, Quebec, because, he said, "They are few, they are different, and their Mission Church and Abanaki Museum are not to be missed." The Odanak Reserve is easy to find, 20 minutes directly East...More

Date of experience: December 2014
7  Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 30 July 2014

The museum is modern and very beautiful, located nearby the Saint.Francis river. A very knowledgeable young guide introduced me to the life, history and habits of the Abenakis. There is a small-scale reproduction of the old fort and two very good exhibitions on the Abenakis...More

Date of experience: July 2014
5  Thank Miss_Corporate
Reviewed 20 June 2013

The Musée des Abenakis was not at the top of our list of things to do, but after riding our bicycles in the surrounding countryside we decided to stop by this small museum. Our guide gave us an excellent tour, using some of the artefacts...More

Date of experience: June 2013
6  Thank linda c
Reviewed 16 March 2013

this is one of the best places, i love it. You can learn so much about native canadiens. we visited Odanak many times, had very good fish and cheese nearby. It is a MUST DO for all, visiting these frienly people and place.

Date of experience: April 2012
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