Study Tours 2019

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  • Image of Mohawk Chapel, Pauline Johnson in a Canoe, and image of the land seen from the air
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  • Working with your Community for Inclusive Interpretation, Image of La Landscape de Kanata art piece, girl on phone, and Woodland Cultural Centre
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  • Small and Rural Museum Networking, Image of Adelaide Hunter Hoodless, Howel Road Cider Co, and Paul McCartney with a Pipe Band
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Choose from three exciting Study Tours to explore Brantford, County of Brant, and Six Nations of the Grand River! Study tours take place on October 23, 2019. 

Download the registration form for all Study Tours HERE


Tentsitiatátken – We Will See Each Other Again

Working with your Community for Inclusive Interpretation, Image of La Landscape de Kanata art piece, girl on phone, and Woodland Cultural Centre

The tour will examine how the past of the Haudenosaunee plays a big part in how the communities on Six Nations are shaping our future for the faces yet to come:

  • How hunting, fishing and agricultural practices of the Haudenosaunee are still utilized in the restoration of Indigenous plants and hunting today.
  • How grassroots governance systems integrated with Indigenous knowledge and museum practices work within an Indigenous corporate structure.
  • How to bridge a religious historic site to reconnect to community and the importance of place.

This study tour will take participants into Indigenous spaces, thinking about how we all relate to one another in an ever-changing world. The importance of Haudenosaunee’s relationships with the land and connection to all relations is a key component of this study tour.

Learn about eco-tourism, Indigenous plants, and discuss responsibility of the stewards of the land at the Kayanase Longhouse and Greenhouse. Hear how a grassroots Board of Trustees works within a corporate Governance structure at Chiefswood National Historic Site.   Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks has a newly developed landscape tour that captures the significance of the Mohawk Village that once lived around the Mohawk Chapel. Learn how the site is interpreting the land as part of its ‘collection’.

Study tour departs form the Brantford Best Western Hotel & Conference Centre at 8:30am and returns at 4:00pm.

Accessibility information: Kayanase has rough, unpaved pathways and is not accessible to those using mobility aids. Chiefswood NHS is accessible on the first floor, and has stairs to a second floor. Mohawk Chapel is accessible. Please inform the OMA of your accessibility requirements as soon as possible.

*Registration includes return transportation from conference hotel to sites, admission fees to sites, and a light lunch. All Study Tours are subject to change and cancellation. 

Register HERE


Working with your Community for Inclusive Interpretation

Working with your Community for Inclusive Interpretation, Image of La Landscape de Kanata art piece, girl on phone, and Woodland Cultural Centre

Visit the Brantford Public Library, and learn how the artist behind La Landscape de Kanata worked with Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists and community members on a major public art piece commissioned by a public art gallery and a municipality, and how historic and current relationships came into play throughout the project. Discuss the interpretation of difficult subjects through public art by learning about Hope, a public art piece honouring the loss of a child.

Hear how Bell Homestead National Historic Site incorporates Alexander Graham Bell’s work as a revolutionary teacher of the deaf, the influences of his parents in this regard, and how he is regarded within the deaf community to this day.

Woodland Cultural Centre uses video to tell compelling stories. How do you debrief with audiences that may have their own trauma? How can you work with Indigenous communities to respectfully and inclusively share Indigenous history.

Study tour departs form the Brantford Best Western Hotel & Conference Centre at 8:30am and returns at 4:00pm.

Accessibility information: All sites are fully physically accessible. The study tours travel by bus or van. Please inform the OMA of your accessibility requirements as soon as possible.

*Registration includes return transportation from conference hotel to sites, admission fees to sites, and a light lunch. All Study Tours are subject to change and cancellation. 

Register HERE


Small and Rural Museum Networking

Small and Rural Museum Networking, Image of Adelaide Hunter Hoodless, Howel Road Cider Co, and Paul McCartney with a Pipe Band

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Experience how community partners are working together to attract new audiences to a rural heritage site.  'Escape' the spirits at the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead National Historic Site by testing your detective and puzzle skills in solveing a mystery at Addie's childhood home, and learn how the experience was designed to be both fun and educational. 

Enjoy a break at Howell Road Cider Co to sample some local cider and learn about how rural museums can work with Food Tourism and foster relationships with tourism operators. 

Visit South Dumfries Historical Society and St. George Museum to discuss the strengths and challenges of rural museums, and how best to work with limited resources through networks and commercial partnerships.

Study tour departs form the Brantford Best Western Hotel & Conference Centre at 12:30pm and returns at 4:00pm. 

Accessibility information: Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead has an accessible first floor and washroom, and stairs to the second floor. The St. George museum has 4 steps to the entrance and other stairs throughout. Howell Road Cider Co. is fully accessible. Please inform the OMA of your accessibility requirements as soon as possible.

*Registration includes return transportation from conference hotel to sites, admission fees to sites, and a mid-afternoon snack. All Study Tours are subject to change and cancellation. 

Register HERE