Was your great, great, great, grandfather serious, grumpy, or a really funny guy? If you’ve ever wondered what your ancestor’s personality was like, you may find out at the next edition of "Archives Learning Labs," taking place at the Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives on Saturday, November 25th from 10am - noon.
The next edition of "Archives Learning Labs" takes place at the Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives in Napanee on Saturday, October 28th from 10am - noon.
Ron Tasker will discuss the restoration of the Ham House (1817), Bath, as it connects to the built heritage of early Ontario. He will also present finds made in the building and explore how they relate to individuals and significant local and world events.
Details about the Christian Guardian microfilm collection and an exciting new volunteer project about Watercombe Camp are highlighted in the April edition of New to the Archives.
Watercombe Camp Volunteer Project
Lennox & Addington County is home to many dedicated volunteers. An exciting volunteer project in the Archives is being headed up by Sarah Monnier, a third year student of history at Queen’s University.
Details about the Walter C. Bush fonds and a number of new additions are highlighted in the May edition of New to the Archives.
Details about the Church family, program and souvenirs from the Napanee High School Reunion of 1978, and other new additions are highlighted in the June edition of New to the Archives.
Church Family Records
Malachi Church, born 24 Jun 1732 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, married Elizabeth Mills on 30 April 1756 at Westfield, Massachusetts. They had two sons, Oliver Church (1756-1817) and Jonathan Mills Church (1760-1846). Malachi died in Quebec before his sons located to the Bay of Quinte.
Once in a while the Archives receives a donation with cultural significance in and beyond the borders of Lennox & Addington. One such donation is the Sir Gilbert Parker collection received in 2016.
The Archives extensive collection - estimated at 10,000 items - receives new additions by donation on a regular basis. Check out some of the new and exciting items we have available.
An exciting project for 2017 is underway in the Archives. Jim Sova, a dedicated volunteer, has been hard at work preparing parts of the microfilmed newspaper collection for digitization. The Napanee Express (1862-1951) and The Napanee Standard (1855-1866) are slated for phase one of the project. The goal is to have as many issues as possible searchable by keyword.