"In the sky, there is no
distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their
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
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
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
Canada Day at Baddeck Cape
Breton in partnership with the local community and the KiteMuseum.com
And a few more projects in the
HERE ARE SOME OF OUR RECENT
Installed a butterfly kite display at the Canadian border Welcome Center
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
This past month we also received two very kind and generous
- 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
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
on Planet Earth
was this Felix? AKA "Samurai Kite Flyer" AKA "Mr.
Bubbles" Click above to begin the adventure.
Thanks to Guy and Rodd for letting us use this cartoon. Visit them here:
Here is Space Channel profile of kites &
Added newsletter and link to premier kite
web-site from France
Updated the Museum Highlights
First part of my article about lunch with Khaled
Hosseini - click here