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1899 and After

Native Cultural Arts Museum


Beadwork detail from an octopus bagOpened in 1976, The Native Cultural Arts Museum showcases cultural and creative achievements of the Native Peoples of Canada and other other cultural areas of North America. Various aspects of indigenous culture, past and present are represented. Originating as a teaching aid for the Native Cultural Arts Program at Northern Lakes College, the museum has grown into one of the most unique museums in Western Canada. Exhibiting native cultural art, the museum is dedicated to promoting a better understanding of indigenous culture. The Native Cultural Arts Museum,example of indigenous design and techniques located in Grouard, is also the home to historical artifacts relating to the history of Grouard and its reputation as a major centre of trade at and around the turn of the century including a collection of historic photographs and newspapers available for viewing on microfilm.

In addition to the Native Cultural Arts Museum, tours of the St. Bernard mission are also available. St. Bernard Mission, completed 1902, is a registered historic site and features a large collection of ecclesiastical objects and church vestments as well as original paintings by the late Bishop Emile Grouard.

The Native Cultural Arts Museum is located in the Moosehorn Lodge building at Northern Lake College, Lesser Slave Lake, Grouard Campus. The Village of Grouard is approximately 386 km northwest of Edmonton on Highway 750.

For museum tours, group tours, classes and workshops, contact: 

(780) 751 3306
General Delivery, Grouard, AB T0H 1W0   

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