Immerse yourself in a fantastical universe, through Quebecois, Indigenous, and Canadian folktales. Climb aboard a flying canoe, look for wolf-men or werewolves; leave everyday reality behind, to explore a country right out of the storytellers’ imaginations! This exhibition uses folktales and characters to help us discover storytelling and the importance of oral traditions.
Join Tegosis, your guide, and a cast of benevolent (and some malevolent!) characters that will assist you in weaving tales for your own amusement. Although stories have long served to explain the big mysteries of life and natural phenomena, folktales are really the tales of our grandmothers. See how this traditional art has evolved to take on modern forms – then learn about what makes a great tale and how to spin your own family stories.
In addition to the exhibition, new and fun interactives have been added to the Imagination Station. Tell your own tales with story stones or curl up with a book from the Chatham-Kent Public Library in the reopened book nook!
This exhibition opens on Wednesday, May 4th. The Chatham-Kent Museum is open 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Wednesday thru Saturday.
The exhibition is a production of the Corporation culturelle de Shawinigan realized by the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science with the contributions of:
- Canadian Government, Heritage Canada, Museum Assistance Program
- Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine du Québec
- The City of Shawinigan
Assistant Curator, CK Museums
Municipality of Chatham-Kent