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Museum Winter Hours: During the winter season, our historical buildings are closed to the public. However, we continue to offer tours of solely the Temple for a small admission fee.

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 10:00 - 4:30 
Wednesday - 10:00 - 4:30 
Thursday - 10:00 - 4:30
Friday - 10:00 - 4:30
Saturday - Closed 
Sunday - Closed 



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We're excited to announce the unveiling of the Hope & Truth Sculpture here at Sharon Temple National Historic Site & Museum. 

In 2021, a historic 200-year old sugar maple tree fell on our grounds. Rather than discard this once living piece of the site's long history, it was decided that the tree should be preserved in the form of a sculpture. It rests now on the stump of the very tree it is carved from. This sculpture was designed by Anishinaabe artist Donald Chretien, and it was sculpted and carved by Shane Clodd. The 12-foot tall tree was carved into a female hand gracefully holding a feather to stand as a symbol of reflection and hope. The feather represents the tree of life with red, blue, yellow, and green berries, shaped into veins of life giving and then allowing the sun and moon to shine through the entire design. 


Throughout the design process, we have consulted with the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation, and we appreciate their guidance and wisdom. As such, we look forward to the addition of a garden to surround the sculpture featuring seven stones to represent the seven grandfather teachings and the four sacred medicines: sweet grass, sage, cedar, and tobacco. Further, panels will be added to aid visitors in understanding and learning about our relationship with our local First Nations Group, the Chippewas of Georgina Island and to serve as a permanent reminder that Truth and Reconciliation is an ongoing process; and that the garden can provide a safe and welcoming space for community members to participate in that process.


This project was funded by the Government of Canada’s Tourism Relief Fund, delivered by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).  


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