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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
Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
108, rue Waban-Aki, Odanak, Quebec J0G 1H0, Canada
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.