Museums strive to emotionally connect with their visitors, become a cultural hub, and help to define community values, but within this, be a source of education and entertainment, a new word was dubbed from this thought “edu-tainment”.
I’m currently in the midst of the worst reading rut in my adult life. We’re already halfway through January and I have yet to finish a book. There is nothing out there that has truly sparked my interest and this time of year (busy! dreary! tiring!) just doesn’t seem to encourage the maintenance of good habits. After browsing through a few bookish sites on the internet, it is clear that I’m not alone in this.
Gillian recently enjoyed My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite, a satirical thriller set in Nigeria. Here is her review:
I’ve written about memoirs several times before in this column simply because I love them. The narrative style of the memoir gives you the absorbing reading experience of fiction with the bonus of learning about an interesting time in a real person’s life. The following books are the last five memoirs I have read – not all of them were my favorites, but they each provide the unique slice of life one looks for in a memoir.
One of my favourite things about working as an Archivist is connecting records to create a story about the past. I am currently working on the arrangement and description of a recent donation of 19th Century records and came across some interesting records that detail snow shoveling services in the Town of Napanee in the 1870’s!
The County of Lennox & Addington is considering making changes to its Vacant Tax Rebate and Reduction Programs for Commercial & Industrial properties. These programs have been in place since the current property assessment system was implemented in 1998. The Province has now provided an opportunity to allow municipalities to tailor these programs based upon local needs.
My job as the Museum’s Program Coordinator is like a revolving door, just as we are wrapping up our busy holiday season, I am booking our vendors, artists and musicians for Christmas 2019. Ensuring we always have new and exciting programs and events at the museum, a lot of time goes into the behind the scenes planning. I can’t wait to share with all of you what we have in store for this year.
As of January 5th there are new hours of operation for the Museum and Archives. We look forward to your visit.
If you are always on the lookout for something fresh and exciting to read, you may want to consider reserving one of the following thrillers to be released early in the New Year.
Q1. Can you please confirm if the $1.5M funding is intended to be the Construction Cost or the over-all Project Cost?