The Summer Speaker Series Returns!

by Shelby Smith

A photography of the outside of the Lake of the Woods Museum.

After a 3 year hiatus, the Summer Speaker Series is back!

Join us at 7:00pm every Tuesday evening in July and August at the Douglas Family Art Centre to hear from experts in our community on a variety of topics in arts, heritage, and culture.

Admission is by donation.

Speakers and topics will include:

JULY 4 | ED MANDAMIN
Creators Garden: The Anishinaabe Knowledge and Relationship with Plants as told by the Knowledge and Spiritual Keepers of Iskatewizaagegan.

JULY 11 | JAMIE BENIDICKSON
Levelling the Lake: the origin and evolution of water management on the Lake of the Woods.

JULY 18 | ROBERT RICHARDS
1893 The Great Land Rush on the Lake: Territory Wars and the Selling of Charles Wilson’s Planned Community on Coney Island.

JULY 25 | TEIKA NEWTON
Dam It! Transformative Tales from Tunnel Island.

AUGUST 1 | DAVID MALAHER & HARRY DUCKWORTH
A Study of Alexander Henry’s Map of 1776 from Lake Superior to Lake Athabasca, including Rainy Lake, Lake of the Woods, and Lake Winnipeg.

AUGUST 8 | BRADEN MURRAY
Flashpoint of the Border War: The Battle of Rat Portage, 1883.

AUGUST 15 | SOPHIE LAVOIE
Walter J. Phillips: A Growing Collection.

AUGUST 22 | TAMMY ZEBRUCK
Make Believe: What We See vs. What We Know. How artists parse perception and reality to make you believe their vision.

AUGUST 29 | SUSAN BULMAN
Olafur Eliasson: Art and Altruism. A discussion of Eliasson’s global perspective and how his creations encourage us to think outside of the box.

We hope to see you there!

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Did you know?

Both the Hudson’s Bay Company and the Northwest Company operated on the Lake of the Woods, and would often sabotage each others equipment at portage sites.