As the community grapples with a pandemic that is radically reshaping every aspect of public and private life, we are striving to capture the historic shift through the eyes of everyday people in Mississippi Mills.

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum and Ryan Gordon Photography are partnering to create Faces & Fabric of a Small Town During Pandemic.

We are intending to take “window/porch/social distancing photographs” of people in our local community, including families, seniors, and front line workers who have been dealing first hand with the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic while also telling their stories of hardship and loss, perseverance and community during these troubling times. These photographs will be treasured in the museum’s archives for future generations.

If you or someone you know would like to be captured in this historical time, please contact: Michael Rikley-Lancaster at or Ryan Gordon at

Once photographs have been taken they will be uploaded to Ryan Gordon Photography and/or Mississippi Valley Textile Museum’s website. Images can be purchased through the website. All proceeds will go to The Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation as a way of showing support for our front-line workers.