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Discovery time at the Museum

May 9, 2019
Amber Meyer

Did you know there are dinosaurs living in your backyard? A visit to the L&A County Museum this summer will help you find the answer.
Calling all nature lovers, historians, scientists and explorers, do we have some big exciting news for you!

Springtime at the Archives!

April 26, 2019
Lisa Lawlis

Spring is a busy time at the Lennox and Addington County Museum and Archives. Between helping researchers with genealogical and historical research I recently completed the Town of Napanee fonds with help from my colleague, Bonnie. The Town of Napanee fonds consists of 10,433 items which are now available to view on our Past Perfect Online Database.                                                                                                      

Spring Has Arrived At The Museum

April 11, 2019
Joanne Himmelman

Spring has sprung at the museum. The snow is melting and I see the tell-tale signs that is spring- the bird song has increased, the days are longer and warmer, my garden beds are calling to me, my children’s bikes are tripping me up on the walk-way, and I sneak in the occasional day to wear my flip-flops.

Museums: A place of learning and fun!

March 28, 2019
Amber Meyer

The intentionality of programs at a Museum have two main goals, to educate and inspire. My favorite challenge is to have both simultaneously, engaging the audience of all ages to learn and enjoy the process. Through art classes, puppet shows, Lego and Meccano, music, storytelling, school visits and so much more, our guests have had many opportunities to experience our lively Museum over this past month.  We also installed our second Museum @ Play exhibit – Lego Love. All of these programs can present an opportunity to learn, you just have to know what questions to ask and

Do you have any records about my ancestor?

March 14, 2019
Lisa Lawlis

I often hear questions that sound like “can I find it online?” or “can I find it on Ancestry?” when researchers ask for help and I remind them that not all archival descriptions are available online. I highly recommend to contact an Archivist when doing genealogical or historical research since Archivists are able to help find information and explain how records have been organized. By only searching one database or one finding aid you may miss resources that contain information related to your genealogy or historical research.

See The Ballad of D'Arcy McGee at the Museum on March 19th

March 13, 2019
Rob Plumley

It's time for a fun and informative edition of Tuesday Night at the Museum in Napanee. On March 19th at 7pm, experience The Ballad of D'Arcy McGee.

Written and presented by author, actor and playwright Mark Finnan, with Peterborough traditional musicians and singers Glen Caradus, John Hoffman and Michael Ketemer, and Betty Bennett as ‘Henrietta Huffington’. The dramatic story, told through lively narrative, music and song, of the life and accomplishments of Irish born Thomas D’Arcy McGee, considered by many to have been the visionary Father of Canadian Confederation.

March Break Fun Returns to the Museum

March 4, 2019
Rob Plumley

Looking for some fun things to do with the kids over March Break? The Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives is offering a variety of family-friendly events and activities during the school break. See below for more details:

 

 

Museums - What’s Not To Love!

February 28, 2019
Joanne Himmelman

Is it conceivable that not everyone loves history? Is it possible for anyone to look at a pair of women’s gloves or shoes from the 1920’s and not imagine who wore them and what fantastic party they went to? I didn’t think so, but sadly, it’s true – not everyone cares. The curator in me rises up and I am challenged. I must help the non-caring and must show them the beauty in the living history that surrounds us, the material culture left behind for us to touch, the photographs and diaries that shed light on day to day activities from our past.  

Inspiration & Learning

February 14, 2019
Amber Meyer

In my job, I have the wonderful constant reminder that learning is not just for kids and that a Museum is a perfect venue to learn so many different things! Everyone has the opportunity to learn something new, whether it be in a new place or a place you have visited many times before.

New Exhibit "Revisiting Special Moments: A Retrospective" by Shirley Miller on Display

January 31, 2019
Rob Plumley

Don't miss Shirley Miller's exhibit on display beginning February 4th at the L&A County Museum & Archives in Napanee.