The County Museum and Archives provides insights into everyday life from the late eighteenth through the twentieth century and focuses particularly on telling the story of Lennox and Addington County.
The mission of the County Museum and Archives is to preserve the ongoing story of the County of Lennox and Addington from prehistoric times to the present; to preserve the legal record of the County, its constituent municipalities and outside agencies; to showcase and tell the story of our county community for its citizens and visitors; and to contribute to making Lennox and Addington County a significant tourist destination.
The Museum, an 1864 limestone building, was, until 1971, the county jail. Now restored, the Museum's rotating exhibits highlight local history from prehistoric times to the present. The artifacts collection contains approximately 10,000 items including prehistory artifacts, furniture, clothing, toys, glass, ceramics, tools and household goods. A variety of educational programs, workshops and periodic theme exhibits are also presented.
The Museum & Archives, which is adjacent to the county's stately limestone Courthouse, houses a research library and extensive local archives documenting county history, as well as genealogical files for those who want to find their personal connection to the past.
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