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On February 16th and March 2nd 2019, from 10am to 2 pm, the Museum of Ontario Archaeology will be holding a Drum Making Workshop!

Facilitated by Bill Hill, Mohawk and member of the Bear Clan, participants will make their own custom 12″ drum.

Date: Saturday, February 16th, 2019 and Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
Time: 10am – 2pm
Ages: 14+ Recommended (Younger participants accompanied by an adult accepted.)
Cost: $175 (with an advance registration $75 deposit)


Lead Legacy 2019: Site Leads & MOA Fundraiser Social

Date: Monday, February 25th 2019
Time: (1:00 pm—7:00 pm)
For: Archaeology Students & Professionals

Site leads are information about potential archaeological sites, recorded in the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport’s Past Portal inventory of archaeological sites for use and reference by professional archaeologists. Ontario has thousands of unregistered archaeological sites that have never been entered into the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport’s Past Portal inventory of archaeological sites. Many sites continue to be found by non-archaeologists who do not have access to the site inventory.

There are currently no incentives or processes to encourage site lead entries in Ontario. To-date less than 50 site leads have been recorded. The Lead Legacy Project is designed to encourage the entry of site leads through a social event for archaeologists paired with a fundraiser for a worthy heritage cause or institution.

Help us add 100 new site leads based on Wilfrid Jury’s 1930s collection and other sources at the MOA. By entering unregistered sites into Past Portal via the site lead process we can mitigate consequences to land management and heritage integrity.

Students and professionals are welcome to drop into this pilot event anytime. Pizza, snacks and beverages will be provided.

RSVP to Josh Dent,

Please help us support this event!  Donations will cover the cost of the event (i.e., supplies and refreshments for participants) with remaining funds allocated to the Museum of Ontario Archaeology’s other programs and operations. The Museum produces exhibits, school curricula and day camps, and stewards a growing collection of archaeological artifacts, documents and other media. The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is a registered charity.

For more information about Site Leads see


Join us at the Annual Maple Harvest Festival on Saturday, March 16!

We welcome our visitors to join us in this celebration of spring that has been honoured since time immemorial: the awakening of the forest (in the Forest City!) and the first harvest of the year. This is a festive time, marking an end to hunger and darkness as we welcome the return of light, life, and nourishment from the land around us. We hope to inspire in our visitors a wonder for the unique environment of this region in which maple trees flourish, an awareness of the wisdom and ingenuity of First Nations cultural practices, and an appreciation for the rich heritage of Ontario which lies beneath our feet.

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