Museum & Archives Events

July 3

Dufflebag Theatre Presents Snow White

July 3rd

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee

Don't miss DuffleBag Theatre when they visit the Allan Macpherson House & Park on Tuesday, July 3rd at 2pm to perform their rendition of the classic tale of Snow White.

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July 5

The Painterly Print: Salmon River Studios 

July 5th

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee

On Thursday, July 5th at 2pm The Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee features The Painterly Print, a workshop led by Gabriel Deerman from Salmon River Studios.

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July 10

Fairy Gardens and Whimsical Fun

July 10th

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee

On July 10th at 2pm, head to the Macpherson House & Park in Napanee for Fairy Gardens and Whimsical Fun.

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July 11

Stories Under the Stars: Heartache and Oatcakes

July 11th

7:00 pm

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee

The Ottawa Story Tellers invite you to enjoy Heartaches and Oatcakes: a fun evening of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales, Under the Stars at the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee.  

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July 12

Felting Demo

July 12th

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee

On July 12th at 2pm Beth Fisher from Alpaca Stop will be leading a felting demonstration at the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee. 

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July 17

Applefun Puppetry presents the Purple Pirate

July 17th

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee

Head to the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee for an afternoon with the Purple Pirate. This puppet show adventure is on the high sea! Join the chase for the Great Purple Whale. Applefun Puppetry presents this 45-minute interactive program which will sure capture the imagination of all the pirates in the audience.

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July 19

Candle Making Demonstration

July 19th

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee

Learn the basics of candle making 101 at the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee. Learn how to measure and melt soy wax and add and blend fragrances. Find out about the differences in waxes, using fragrance oils as opposed to essential oils, and candle care best practices.

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July 24

Screen Printing

July 24th

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee

On July 24th at 2pm learn about Screen Printing with Spark Box Studios at the Allan Macpherson House in Napanee.

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July 25

Historical Play Day at the Macpherson House

July 25th

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee

It's a Historical Play Day at the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee. On July 25th at 2pm, join us in the gardens and go back in time to spend the afternoon with Henrietta at Willow Castle.  Dress up in historical clothing, play games, and do crafts from the 1800’s.  Amber will also read an excerpt from the Secret of Willow Castle in the garden. 

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July 26

Whimsical Wood Whittling

July 26th

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee

You're invited to spend the afternoon watching Elaine Burnette turn pieces of bark and wood into beautiful whimsical houses using hand whittling tools. She loves to share her passion for wood carving and talk about what drew her to the craft.  

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July 31

Puppet Making Demonstration

July 31st

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee

Join puppet-maker Clelia Scala at the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee as she takes you through the steps of designing and creating a hand puppet. By watching Clelia make these puppets, you will learn how you can use common house hold material and with your imagination turn it into a character of your very own.

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August 2

Soap Felting Demonstration

August 2nd

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee

Denise Frizelle from the Soap Shack visits the Allan Macpherson House & Park on August 2nd. Denise will be demonstrating the art of soap felting.  

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August 7

Peter Pan: DuffleBag Theatre 

August 7th

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth Street, Napnee

The Macpherson House welcomes you to DuffleBag Theatre’s rendition of Peter Pan.  Since 1992, The “Nearly World-Famous” DuffleBag Theatre has traveled the globe with their original adaptations of fairy tales and classic stories.  With wit and humor for all ages, DuffleBag creates theatrical magic by inviting up audience members as the stars of the show!

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August 8

Shakespeare in the Park with Driftwood Theatre

August 8th

7:30 pm

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee

Gather your friends Under the Stars outside at the Allan Macpherson House & Park and welcome the renowned Toronto based-theatre company Driftwood Theatre as they perform Rosalind of As you Like it.  

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August 9

Pottery Making Demonstration

August 9th

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee

Try your hand at spinning clay with 4Cats studio at the Allan Macpherson House & Park. Have first-hand experience using a pottery wheel and making small clay sculptures.  Kits can be purchased to make at home and dried in your oven.

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August 14

Barefoot Players: Science Rules

August 14th

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee

Join the Barefoot Players as we explore our favorite inventions and their stories, from earmuffs to trampolines! We can't wait to travel throughout time and find out where some of our everyday things come from through story, songs, lots of laughs, while making new friends on the way to our own scientific breakthroughs!

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August 16

Paper & Print Making

August 16th

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee

Join Wendy Cain at the Macpherson House in Napanee for a hands-on demonstration of papermaking will introduce the participants to basic sheet forming with paper pulp and allow the participants to work with colored paper pulps and prepared stencils to create a unique paper work which they can take home.

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August 21

Caricatures with Tim Nimigan

August 21st

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee

Join Tim Nimigan in the gardens of the Allan Macpherson House in Napanee to watch and learn how to draw caricatures. You can also get a caricature done of yourself by Tim Nimigan for $10. A free activity will also be available, bring a picture that you would like to draw and learn the steps to turn it into a caricature.  

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August 23

Stained Glass Demonstration

August 23rd

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee

Sue from Sage Leaf Whimsy will be at the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee on August 23rd at 2pm. She'll demonstrate some non-traditional methods of using the materials of stained glass construction and the odd material that doesn't appear in traditional stained glass work.

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August 28

"In the Garden" Story Telling & Illustrating

August 28th

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee

Join Peggy Collins in the Macpherson House gardens for an afternoon of stories and illustrating.  Peggy will be reading her book “In The Garden”.  She will also be teaching everyone the art of illustrating, with activities suitable for children of all ages.  Bring your favorite teddy for story time and inspiration for your own story.

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August 29

Historical Play Day at the Macpherson House

August 29th

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee

It's a Historical Play Day at the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee. On July 25th at 2pm, join Amber in the gardens and go back in time to spend the afternoon with Henrietta at Willow Castle.  Dress up in historical clothing, play games, and do crafts from the 1800’s.  Amber will also read an excerpt from the Secret of Willow Castle in the garden. 

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August 30

Sword in the Stone & Thorbolt

August 30th

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee

Join Blades of Glory and participate in an audience friendly story telling of “The Sword in the Stone” and “Thorbolt”.  Blades of Glory will be presenting two stories: "Sword in the Stone" and "Thorbolt".  Two presenters will be dressed in costume and will use volunteers, costumes and props to help them tell these stories to a mesmerized audience.

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September 8

Dance, Art & Tattoos

September 8th

11:00 am

97 Thomas Street East, Napanee

In conjunction with “My Story, My Tattoo” a featured travelling exhibit this summer, the L&A County Museum invites you to celebrate the culture of tattoos with a special program of art, dance, and tattoos.

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