“What’s the oldest thing in your collection?” asks a student during every high school research trip to the archives. It’s the question that weighs on a lot of historically minded people when they step into our space. The answer may be different today than it will be tomorrow. Don’t be mad that if you ask this question, my answer will always ride along with the caveat, TODAY, we believe the oldest item to be…
Two of our museum staff recently had an article they co-authored featured in MAIGazine - the Newsletter of the AAO's Municipal Archives Interest Group. Amber Meyer Dunn and Lisa Lawlis - developed The History We Wrote program for students to link their own past to what they were learning in school.
You can find the article on page 14 here:
Greetings intrepid travellers! Welcome to the second portion of our final summer experience blog with Naturally L&A!
If you missed the first chapter of our Bon Echo feature, we encourage you to go check out! From hiking to scenic boat tours and coming face to face with the awe-inspiring legend and history surrounding Mazinaw Rock - it was the perfect kickoff to one of our most unforgettable adventures to date.
For the final chapter in our summer series with Naturally L&A, Heidi and I set our sights to the northern portion of the county for a highly anticipated escape to The Addington Highlands. There, we would spend three days exploring the splendid scenery of Bon Echo Provincial Park. From hiking, kayaking and scenic boat tours to delicious local food and beyond - get ready for our biggest Lennox & Addington adventure yet!
When the calendar turns to September, prime cycling season arrives here in South Eastern Ontario. The days are usually a bit cooler and there is less humidity than earlier in the summer, making conditions just right to hop on your bike and enjoy a ride.
Lennox & Addington offers some of the best road cycling routes in the province. Our County roads are in terrific shape, and many are equipped with extended paved shoulders that provide added safety to riders.
Kristin Maloney recently enjoyed The Book of Dreams, the new novel by Nina George, the bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop and The Little French Bistro. This is "a fascinating new novel that explores the thresholds between life and death." Here is Kristin's review:
Pedestrian Crossover Installed at County Road 8 at James Street in Napanee
The County of Lennox & Addington in conjunction with the Limestone District School Board has installed a Pedestrian Crossover to improve safety for pedestrians crossing County Road 8 in the Town of Greater Napanee.
As the doors close on another summer, I look back and am grateful for another successful season at the Allan Macpherson House. August flew by, highlighted by Driftwood Theatre, Paper Making and an end of summer Ice Cream Social. Thank you to all of the guests, new faces and regulars, who made a trip to the Macpherson House a part of your summer story. Although afternoons at our beautiful historical home are over for the year, the new season of programming at the Museum is just about to kick off!
Road cyclists are invited to enjoy a leisurely ride along some of the best roads in Ontario at the '2019 Discover L&A Ride'. This 4th annual event takes place along the roads of Lennox & Addington County on Saturday, September 21st. More than 400 riders are expected to participate.
Starting this October we are expanding our Art in the Library exhibits to include the masterpieces of our younger patrons! Along with the works of local artists being displayed on the upper level of the Napanee Branch Library, we will now exhibit children’s artwork on the lower level for a three month time period.
Here are the details: