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Archaeology Alive! The Jean-Baptiste Lainé Site in Whitchurch-Stouffville.

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Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre

Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

Directions: The Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre is located on Woodbine Avenue just south of Aurora Road and north of Bloomington Road, minutes east of Highway 404.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Explore and learn about this amazing archaeological site. Engage with the late 16th century artifacts on loan from the Canadian Museum of History and the Huron-Wendat Museum, interact with a 3-D virtual longhouse gaming experience created in partnership with Ryerson University and oral histories from Huron-Wendat Nation members.

The Jean-Baptiste Lainé Site, previously referred to as the Mantle Site, was home to a remarkable late 16th century Ancestral Wendat community discovered in southeast Whitchurch-Stouffville between 2003-2005 during excavation for a future development. This archaeological site clearly corroborates Huron-Wendat knowledge and culture in terms of its ultimate origins and deepest cultural identity.



Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre

The Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre is committed to being a dynamic local point of community interaction through public programming, heritage conservation, research & education initiatives in a welcoming, authentic, and sustainable way.


Krista Rauchenstein

(905) 727-8954