Each year, thousands of women, children, and Two Spirit Native Americans go missing or are found murdered in the United States and Canada. Gaps in data make the true scope difficult to estimate, but some sources suggest that the total number of cases may approach 10,000. To raise awareness about this serious issue, our museum is collaborating with the town of Washington in an initiative known as The REDress Project, based on an installation in 2010 by Métis artist Jaime Black. Over the past few months, staff, volunteers, members, and anonymous supporters have donated over 100 red dresses of various shapes and sizes. These dresses will be displayed along our museum trails and at various locations in Washington Depot to create a visual representation of the missing spirits of these individuals. At the museum, staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions, discuss this serious topic at various age levels, and provide resources for further action.
There is no admission fee to view this outdoor installation. Admission to the museum is $10 for Adults, $8 for Seniors, $6 for Children, and Free for Members. Please call (860) 868-0518 or email [email protected] with any questions.
This outdoor installation will take place on May1 & 2, May 5, and May 8 & 9