The Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives is closed in observance of Remembrance Day on Monday, November 12th. It will re-open on Tuesday, November 13th at 10am. For more information, please visit www.CountyMuseum.ca.
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What’s history got to do with it?
By Lisa Lawlis
Tuesday Night at the Museum in Napanee kicks off its fall schedule with a telling of the region’s tourism past. On September 18th at 7pm, you're invited to an interesting evening of local history re-told at the first fall edition of Tuesday Night at the Museum in Napanee.
Tattoos have long traditions and deep cultural roots. On Saturday, September 8th from 11am – 1pm, the L&A County Museum & Archives in Napanee will explore the culture of tattoos through the Indian art of Henna and fusion dance styles from India and the Middle East.
Gather your friends and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee on Wednesday, August 8th at 7pm. Renowned Toronto based-theatre company Driftwood Theatre will be performing one of Shakespeare’s most enduring comedies, renamed Rosalynde (or, As You Like It) outdoors under the tent.
As early as 1959, the Macpherson House had been identified as an old house worth saving. The house was derelict but retained its original design of broad halls, the original staircase and early moldings. By 1960, the Lennox and Addington Historical Society began to raise funds to restore the House. Their vision was to include a small park around the house, rebuilt the covered bridge and create a green belt for recreation along the Napanee River. Their vision was painted by Manly Macdonald. This painting is now displayed in the curatorial office.
The Allan Macpherson House, sitting proudly along the banks of the Napanee River since 1826, is celebrating 50 years of promoting 19th century heritage in 2018. A very special evening is planned on Wednesday, July 11th to commemorate the occasion.
Art and words come together in the newest exhibit at the Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives in Napanee. Entitled “My Story, My Tattoo”, this travelling display from the Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA) features 32 photographs of people and their amazing tattoos. It includes four audio stations, six videos and 30 text panels.
The Allan Macpherson House & Park, standing proudly along the banks of the Napanee River at 180 Elizabeth Street in Napanee, opens for another busy summer season on July 3rd. Built circa 1826, this grand old home is celebrating its 50th year promoting 19th century heritage in 2018.
The House will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 – 4 pm. Guided tours ($3) are available every Wednesday in July and August.
The War Is Over and “Anything Goes” is the theme of this year’s temporary shows at the Lennox and Addington County Museum. The museum invites you to enjoy three new exhibits that explore life after the Great War. The stories you read and the images you see will leave a smile on your face- as you imagine what life was like in the riotous decade that was the 1920s.