"In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds,
and then believe them to be true.
- Buddha

The mission of the museum is to:

* Celebrate the wind
* Encourage cultural, environmental and family activities
* Be a resource for eastern North American kite community
* Develop opportunities for people with disabilities to fly
                    ... and simply stated - to share joy.

Visiting the Kite Museum
Where:  On Pelee Island, Canada, in the middle of Lake Erie, if you drew a line between Detroit and Cleveland.  The museum is in the heritage centre directly across the street from where ferry docks - so leave you car at home.
When:  Museum is open the same hours of the Heritage Centre 10am to 5pm everyday, May to October.
Cost:  The fees to explore the kite museum and the entire Heritage Centre are bargain at:  Adults $3  Seniors $2.50  Students $2 and children under 6 are free.
How:  The museum is located directly across from where the ferry you come on docks.  Here is your one stop link for all island info - 

519 724-2291 or 905 319-0079


At lunch in San Jose, California with Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner.  Khaled is signing a few movie kites, in both languages, with the signature quote, "There is a way to be good again". 







The  Kite Museum's first exhibit at Burlington, Ontario, 2007, and the site of the 2010 Historical Kite Symposium.









Author Margaret Attwood, shares a laugh with Environmentalist Dr. David Suzuki,  The Kite Museum decorated the event with 35 silk butterfly and bird kites from 3' to 10'.

Stayed tuned for these upcoming events in 2012
- Our Fifth Year Open!

Some exciting new exhibits on display at the Pelee Island Kite Museum in the Heritage Centre

Pelee Island Monarch Butterfly kite weekend

Canada Day at Baddeck Cape Breton in partnership with the local community and the KiteMuseum.com

And a few more projects in the works...


  • Installed a butterfly kite display at the Canadian border Welcome Center in Windsor
  • Exhibited Dime Store kites in St. Placide, Quebec
  • Exhibited a Japanese kite exhibition at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Center in Toronto.
  • We recently signed a 3 year Memorandum of Understanding with Park's Canada's Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck, Cape Breton.  Our first project has been the exhibition of kites that AGB would have seen on his 1910-11 world tour.  For more information, please click here.

    This past month we also received two very kind and generous donations. 
  • The first was the generous donation of 80+ yds of white solarmax AND of  rip-stop nylon from Barry and Karen Ogletree of Texas of www.whatakite.com.  Amazingly considerate good folks who just love to do it big with many wonderful large kites.   Their kindness shall enable me to begin to produce event banners in earnest to help raise money for liability insurance, better storage and developing exhibits.  Thank you both!
  • The other surprise was from my friend Nick James of England who send me one of his "holy angel" kites.  I love Nick and he is such an inspiration with his angel and other designs.  This will now go with the original angel of his I bought in Vienna a  few years ago.  Thanks Nick!

    Felix takes his kite-flying seriously
Felix Cartagena's Adventures
on Planet Earth

So who was this Felix?  AKA  "Samurai Kite Flyer"  AKA "Mr. Bubbles"  Click above to begin the adventure.

Michael Ogletree of Ottawa donates one of his kite surfing kites to the museum - Thanks Mike!  Click here for the story.

New Exhibit - Josť Teixeira Fraga's (AKA Zeca das Pipas) and his kites from Brazil
(click here for more and his web-site)

Today's Comic
Thanks to Guy and Rodd for letting us use this cartoon.  Visit them here: guyandrodd.com

Here is Space Channel profile of kites & museum: http://www.spacecast.com/thecircuit.aspx

Added newsletter and link to premier kite web-site from France

Updated the Museum Highlights and Musings sections

First part of my article about lunch with Khaled Hosseini - click here

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