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The Allan Macpherson House & Park

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee

Allan Macpherson, a half-cousin of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first Prime Minister, moved to Napanee in 1818 to operate the grist and saw mills at the falls. The flour produced at the Napanee Mills was a very fine quality, shipped to Montreal and England. In 1820, he secured the Postmaster’s appointment at Napanee and a few years later, built this gentry-inspired house north of the falls. For almost three decades, he was one of Lennox and Addington’s most civic minded and politically active entrepreneurs. In 1848, Allan Macpherson returned to Kingston, but the house remained in the family until 1896. In 1962, the Lennox and Addington Historical Society began a visionary labour of love to restore this home to its nineteenth century character.

The Macpherson House is now closed for the season. From July 5th to September 1st, the Macpherson House will be open for the 2016 summer season on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 5 pm. Stay tuned for our summer program of events and activities..


Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives

97 Thomas Street East, Napanee, ON K7R 4B9 [Map]
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The Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives has completed a major renovation that greatly enhances the experience for visiting patrons. The expansion consists of a new addition featuring a large research room and archival storage, and enhanced display areas.

The Museum & Archives provides insights into everyday life from the late eighteenth through the twentieth century and focuses particularly on telling the story of Lennox and Addington County. The story of the settlement and historical development of the County is highlighted in themed exhibits, a modern reading room, genealogical research opportunities as well as regularly scheduled programming and special events about a wide variety of topics.

We invite you to come for a visit - you won't be disappointed. For more information, please visit



Demonstrator- Naneen Tyner

An interesting fact about the age-old craft of basket making is that, while many other crafts have become mechanized, no one has ever invented a machine that can make baskets.  They are still handmade, even in Taiwan.   Naneen Tyner has been weaving baskets for the past 22 years and now designs her own patterns. She says basket weaving kind of grows on you.  A few basic tools, creativity, and a little patience and you will have a work of art before you. 


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County of Lennox & Addington
97 Thomas Street East
Napanee, ON K7R 4B9
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