About Us

The Muse staff

VISION STATEMENT

The Muse contributes to a strong community by inspiring a passion for our history, arts and culture.

MISSION STATEMENT

To achieve the Vision by:

  • Being a cultural hub of relevance
  • Valuing and fostering respectful partnerships and relationships
  • Preserving, promoting and sharing our heritage
  • Inspiring life-long learning
  • Maintaining employee and financial stability.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND COMMITMENT STATEMENT

We acknowledge that the land on which The Muse is set is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, territory covered by Treaty #3, signed in 1873, and the Treaty Adhesion signed by the Métis in 1875.

The Muse commits to embrace and live the values known as The Seven Grandfathers – respect, love, truth, bravery, wisdom, generosity and humility – values we all esteem. It is our commitment that we will, to the best of our ability, live out these values in our work and purposes so that we can build and strengthen relationships with Indigenous communities and individuals; represent their history and culture accurately and respectively; involve their members in our work from a position of humility and an attitude of learning so that what we do and present here at the Museum and at the Art Centre will be honest and honouring.

STAFF DIRECTORY

The Muse Director
Lori Nelson
[email protected]
807-467-2202

Museum Educator
Braden Murray
[email protected]
807-467-2105

Community Engagement Officer
Marcus Jeffrey
[email protected]
807-467-2105

Art Centre Curator
Shelby Smith
[email protected]
807-467-2201

Art Centre Programmer
Tammy Zebruck
[email protected]
807-467-2201

THE MUSE BOARD (2018-2022)

  • Rita Boutette – Chair
  • Jennifer Pyzer Whetter – Vice Chair
  • Robert Bulman – Secretary-Treasurer
  • Tracy Lindstrom
  • Lorelei Van Belleghem
  • Lesley Ratchford
  • Chris Van Walleghem – Council Representative
  • Anna Harty
  • Kate Hare

ADVISORY COMMITTEES

  • The Museum Advisory Committee
  • The Art Centre Advisory Committee
  • The Indigenous Advisory Committee

Did you know?

During the Second World War German prisoners of war were brought to the Lake of the Woods area to cut wood for the local mills.  Many of the prisoners enjoyed their time in the Canadian wilderness, and a number of them immigrated to Canada when the war ended.

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