Meadows museum is one of 174 accredited across the country
The Olde Brake House Museum in Meadows has been nationally accredited by the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada; it’s one of 174 destinations recently added to the Original Original Accreditation Program. Curator Weldon Brake says the house is the oldest wooden structure in the Bay of Islands and that’s why it has an indigenous significance. He says the museum has a collection of artifacts from the 17th and 18th centuries, with a lot of Newfoundland crafted furniture from that period. Brake says they would normally be open by this time but due to ongoing flooring upgrades they will now open around mid June. He says this year the museum contains a new art gallery featuring indigenous work. Brake says one of the perks of this recognition is a 2 year national and international marketing campaign as part of the program. He says the Old Brake House Museum is probably one of the only living museums in the province that is still owned by a member of the original family.