Some interesting projects have been going on at the White Elephant Museum in Makkovik.
We spoke with Joan Andersen, Chairperson for the museum.
Andersen says a historical project has been going on since September 2008.
Toronto writer and actor Liz Rucker and her 2 colleagues are gathering historical information about Makkovik.
They’re using the information to put together a mini play for the community.
Last year, Jillian Mitchell, a Summer Student, did another project for the museum.
She conducted audio and video interviews with local elders.
The interviews will be used for a historical collection.
The White Elephant Museum was established in 1896.
It was once a part of the Moravian Mission Station.
And in 1915 it became a boarding school.
It now has over 300 artifacts such as: tools for hunting, fishing and much more.
5 volunteer committee members give tours by request.
A summer student is hired through funding from the Nunatsiavut Government.
The museum is open to the public from July 1 to August 31.