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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Poppy Project


Craft History & heritage Museum Storytelling
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Sault Ste. Marie Museum

690 Queen Street East

Sault Ste. Marie, ON


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


The outcome of the project is to create a large-scale poppy display to be mounted to the front of the Sault Ste. Marie Museum for Veteran's Week 2023.

This display will feature poppies made by veterans, community members, youth, and associated groups with the Museum and will be installed on a large net to be mounted on the front of the building. Identified groups for this project are The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25, 49th Field Regiment, Lady’s Auxiliary, and local cadet groups as well as members of the community.

A series of workshops will be planned to engage these groups to create poppies and encourage oral history/history sharing and recognition of service. The Facilitator Kimberley Pelletier Sagidjiwegjig will ensure that participants are able to complete a poppy during their visit. Requests for poppies made by individuals outside of workshops will be made.

The Sault Ste. Marie Museum Design and Engagement Lead will also utilize the Museum’s digital recording equipment to capture some of the stories shared by these groups working together.

This project will cumulate with a commemorative event during Veteran’s Week and any information (such as oral histories, shared photographs, documentation of the project) will be hosted on the Sault Ste. Marie Museum’s website.



Sault Ste. Marie Museum


"The Sault Ste. Marie and 49th Field Regiment Historical Society exists to collect, preserve, study and exhibit artifacts and archival materials which illustrate history of the people and the development of Sault Ste. Marie and immediate surrounding area, and to foster a better understanding of our local heritage and the ways in which local history relates to provincial and national history."


William Hollingshead

This event is part of a hub:

Sault Ste. Marie Cultural Corridor Hub

Art Gallery of Algoma City of Sault Ste. Marie, ON

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