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Fa la la la la Museum Holiday Challenge

November 26, 2020
Amber Meyer

Join the L&A County Museum and Archives staff as they participate in some whimsical holiday fun! We will be live streaming to Facebook Kim, JoAnne and Amber as they tackle a variety of festive activities. Blending tradition and some friendly competition, we are excited to provide some fun and entertainment.

 

Krafty Kitchen with Linda Fraser

November 23, 2020
Amber Meyer

Join the L&A County Museum & Archives for a series of workshops with local artisan, Linda Fraser, as she teaches us how to create traditional holiday items with a twist! She will be sharing her passion for pottery, felting and creating wood decorations. 

Linda will be doing a video presentation of how to make your crafts live from 11:00-12:00, or as a recording for those unavailable to attend the live session. Kit numbers are limited, first come first served.  

Remembering From a Distance

November 9, 2020
Kim Kerr

Remembrance Day ceremonies and events are not immune to COVID-19 and will be different this year. The National Ceremony Committee in Ottawa is discouraging crowds to gather in person, and the Napanee ceremony around the cenotaph at the Courthouse is moving to a streaming platform. Typing those words feels cold and disrespectful but for the service men and women we honour on this day, it’s exactly right. They fought and fight for the safety of Canadians, and we need to do the same.

Just ZOOMing Along

November 2, 2020
Joanne Himmelman

As a person who is reluctant to engage in much technology, this COVID world of streaming everything has kick started my anxiety sky high. While I understand our need for digital connections, my need for real world experiences weighs heavily as I struggle with the balance. To Zoom or Not To Zoom is the question these days.

A Glimpse into an Artifact Inventory 

October 19, 2020
Alannah MacGregor

It is baffling how much goes on behind the scenes in museums, so I thought I’d bring you along while I go through the steps of an inventory for a single artifact. This single artifact is part of the larger furniture inventory happening at the museum. First off, why would a museum be doing an inventory? This is one of those questions that has a million correct answers but more than anything else the answer is because it’s a good idea.

The L&A County Museum... Looking Forward

October 13, 2020
Amber Meyer

I’ll begin this blog by saying I miss you all. I miss hearing the voices of visitors talking about exhibits, the beautiful sound of music resonating with the audience, kids' laughter echoing in our hallway and the ability to create a sense of community within our walls. It has been a different year for us at Lennox and Addington County Museum and Archives, navigating how to connect with our visitors from a distance. 2020 has allowed us the time and ability to rethink how we function and how we will be able to have an even greater reach and impact for our visitors and beyond.

Our Town is Your Town

August 28, 2020
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On display until December 11, 2020.

This show represents a selection of favourite cartoons as well as the Canadian Community Newspaper Award winners. They have all appeared in the pages of the Napanee Beaver sometime between 2003 and 2020.

While many of these cartoons have been inspired by life in Greater Napanee, they could have been inspired by life in any one of a number of small towns. If you have ever lived in a small town you will undoubtedly recognize situations and characters portrayed here. 

A Place to Call Home

August 28, 2020
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New, Semi-Permanent Exhibit On Display.

This long narrow strip of country that we call home has many stories to tell. Shaped through its history, geography, people, towns and industries, this exhibit promotes a feeling of belonging as it introduces you to the significance of Lennox and Addington County. 
 
This historical journey through the County will answer questions about what, where, why, and how the County came to be and explore the diversity ofthe land and life in Lennox and Addington today. 
 

Game On!

August 28, 2020
Rob Plumley

On display now at the Museum.

Sports play an integral part in the character and culture within our communities. “GAME ON!” is collection of light hearted sport stories and memorabilia from local athletes as well as our own museum and archival collections. Whether you swing a bat, shoot a puck, throw a rock, or go for that long distance throw, we are sure the stories will bring a smile to your face and nudge your own memories of sports played and watched throughout your life.

Confessions of a Curator: The Sounds of Silence

June 3, 2020
Joanne Himmelman

We are over two months into our physical distancing – what a strange time this has been.  In January, we read about the virus, we heard about the impact, but perhaps it didn’t really register within you. The virus was so far away, how could it possibly strike me?  How could it possibly hurt me or those around me, it is so far away?