Demasduit Regional Museum


At Home in Central Newfoundland 
Discover the rich history of Central Newfoundland, from indigenous cultures thriving here 5,000 years ago to the great changes of 20th century industrial development. Exhibitions trace the story of resilient and resourceful early Indigenous Peoples of this land through the stone tools and other cultural objects they made. Exhibits also look at the history of the Beothuk, early European settlers, and the stories of a thriving, vibrant Mi’kmaq population in this area.




 eltu’n klaman mukwite’ten | making to remember
 April 29-October 6, 2024

 Guest Curator: Emily Critch
 Artists: Jerry Evans, Mardina Joe, Michael Joe Sr., Martin Jeddore, Megan Samms, Shanawdithit

Highlighting works from The Rooms Collections, this exhibition celebrates Mi’kmaw artists and craftspeople from, and connected to, the central region of Ktaqmkuk (Newfoundland). They are shared alongside pendants made by Beothuk ancestors and drawings by Shanawdithit. Ranging from practices like boat building, carving, drawing, weaving, textiles, and printmaking, the artists in this exhibition build upon a continuum of artistic and cultural knowledge. Their approaches are rooted in the shared territory of the Mi’kmaq and Beothuk, ensuring the preservation of these histories for future generations.

Image: Megan Samms. Shanawdithit's Burial Shroud (2013). Handwoven wool with tooth, animal bone, human hair, moose hide, hand carved wooden Beothuk-style canoe, bird wing, medicines (tobacco, sage, sweetgrass, cedar). 177 x 75 x 4 cm. The Rooms Collection. Gifted by Megan Samms in respect, care, and love for Indigenous People in shared territories of Ktaqmkuk, Nunatsiavut, NunatuKavut, and Nitassinan.



Hours of Operation
Open April 29, 2024 – October 6, 2024
Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 4:30 pm
Sundays & July 1 (Canada Day): 12 pm - 4:30 pm 

$6.00  Adult
$4.00  Seniors (60+)
$4.00  Students
Free   Children and Youth (16 and under)
$3.00  Group Rate (10 or more people)

Rooms Members receive free admission

Provincial Historic Sites 2024 Season Pass Holders receive free admission

24 St. Catherine Street
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL 

Telephone: (709) 292-4522 
Off Season: (709) 757-8020

Mailing Address
Demasduit Regional Museum
C/O Provincial Building
Cromer Avenue
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 1W9


Practices and Policies

Scent Free 
The use of scented products is to be avoided, in order to provide employees and visitors with a healthy and safe environment. The use of scented products has the potential to create an unsafe environment for our employees and visitors due to the associated serious health risks. 

Brief cases, backpacks and oversized bags are not permitted. Please check with staff if you need clarification.

Eating & Drinking
Food and beverages are not permitted in exhibition spaces. This is enforced to protect our collections and items on display.

No Smoking
This is a smoke free building.

Admire – But Don’t Touch (in most cases)
Please do not touch the artifacts or artwork on display, except where clearly permitted.

Children are welcome. For their safety and to protect the items on display, we ask that children under 12 be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.

Please refrain from shouting, running and rowdy behaviour that might interfere with other visitors’ experiences or result in injury.

Fire/Emergency Alarms
In the event of an alarm, please prepare to exit, following any instructions provided by staff. If you require assistance, please ask the nearest staff person.