Ancestors in the Archives: How Corn Husk, a Book, and Photographs Opened the Museum Doors to the Community

Thursday, November 3 - 10:30 to 11:45am



Lorrie Gallant, Public Education Extension Officer, Woodland Cultural Centre; Tara Froman, Museum Education Co-ordinator, Woodland Cultural Centre.

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Lorrie Gallant
Lorrie Gallant, left, and Tara Froman present their recent project.
corn husk
Corn husk waiting to be made into dolls by session participants.
Lorrie Gallant
Lorrie Gallant demonstrates corn husk doll making.
making corn husk dolls
Participants make their own corn husk dolls.
Lorrie Gallant and session participants
Lorrie Gallant and session participants proudly display their new corn husk dolls.


Session Description

Learn how an initial book project aimed at connecting youth with community elders and knowledgeable community members, morphed into a four book major undertaking, and segued into a continuing relationship with these same community members in a photographic community history series. Thrown into the mix was the Centre's need for corn husk in order to enhance an on-going children's workshop.

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