Staff Picks: Red River Girl

September 26, 2019

Andree Duval recently read Red River Girl: The Life and Death of Tina Fontaine, a well-researched account of the disappearance and murder of Tina Fontaine, a young girl from the Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba. Here is her review:

“The Diary of Young Girl” Comes to the Museum

September 24, 2019
Joanne Himmelman

Museums collect so that we tell the stories of our past and present. History can be warm and sunny, telling tales of family, love, community do-gooders, technological advances, medical breakthroughs, ancient places discovered underfoot. But from the happiest of histories - human misery and sadness are often underlying. 


Enjoying a Fall Hike at Parrott's Bay Conservation Area

September 23, 2019
Rob Plumley

Autumn is my favourite time of year to hike a trail. The air is crisp, the views are spectacular, and if you're lucky you could see an abundance of wildlife along the way.

Take a Fall Colour Driving Tour in Lennox & Addington

September 16, 2019
Rob Plumley

The autumn leaves are really starting to pop right now in Lennox & Addington so now is the perfect time to plan a tour of our roads. Last fall we went for a scenic drive along some of the quiet country roads in the Township of Stone Mills. As you'll see below, the views were spectacular!

We're not quite at this level of colour just yet, but in the next few weeks you can expect a view as amazing as this!

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Staff Picks: Haben

September 16, 2019

Jennifer Robinson from the Amhestview Branch recently enjoyed Haben, a compelling new memoir from a deafblind woman who navigated, and ultimately triumphed over, Harvard Law. The following is her review: 

Staff Picks: The Royal Guide to Monster Slaying

September 13, 2019

Julie recently enjoyed A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying by Kelley Armstrong, which she descibes as the perfect novel for young (and old) adventure seekers. Here is her review:

County Road 1 (Bridge Street) and County Road 2 (Dundas Street) Intersection Redesign

September 13, 2019

A community consultation session was held on September 12, 2019 at Napanee Town Hall (124 John St., Napanee) in regards to Schedule B Class Environmental Assessment (EA), County Road 1 (Bridge Street) and County Road 2 (Dundas Street) Intersection Redesign.

The material from the public consultation can be found here: Dundas and Bridge PIC Boards.pdf

Rabbit Holes and Gold Mines

September 12, 2019
Kim Kerr

“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…

The History We Wrote

September 12, 2019
Colleen York

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: 

MAIGazine: Issue 15 – August 2019

Can you hear the Bon Echo? Chapter 2.

September 11, 2019
Mike Hector

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.