BRANTFORD – Tours of the Mohawk Institute Residential School are now available from the comfort of a couch.
Executive Director, Janis Monture, says a virtual tour is now available to support the Save the Evidence campaign, which is raising awareness and support for the restoration of the former school.
The school closed in 1970 and became part of the Woodland Cultural Centre in 1972. A severe flood damaged the building, and the community was faced with the decision to renovate the old school or tear it down.
The Mohawk Institue is the oldest continuously operated Anglican residential school in Canada. The building is also one of only a handful of residential school buildings left still standing in the country and one of only two left in Ontario.
The Woodland Cultural Center is offering public virtual tours for up to 80 people on August 19th at 7 pm, but private screenings are also available.
Tickets for the screening of the Mohawk Institue Residential School are $10 each with proceeds to the Save the Evidence Fundraising campaign.