The Museum & Archives features hands-on leaning programs for children in Kindergarten through Grade 8.

If your school is in Lennox & Addington County, program costs -- AND bussing expenses -- are covered by the Museum & Archives.

For schools visiting from outside L&A, it's only $2.50 per student, plus the transportation costs associated with the trip to Napanee.

We'd love host your class for a fun and educational visit to the Museum & Archives! Please complete this simple form and we'll get back to you shortly.

Current Programming Offered

Historical Play Date

Allan Macpherson House, 180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee

Step back in time to Napanee life in the early 1800’s. Join Henrietta Macpherson and the story of “The Secret of Willow Castle” for a historical play date in her garden at The Macpherson House. Children will have the opportunity to dress up in period costumes, learn about and play with historic toys and create their own historically inspired toy. Students will also be able to walk in Henrietta’s footsteps as they explore Napanee’s historic home.


Program Details:

  • Grades: 1 - 4
  • Available Dates: September 27 - October 18, 2018. May 30 - June 20, 2019 (Thursdays only).
  • Start time: 10:00am & 12:30pm
  • Program length: 60 minutes
  • Maximum 1 class per time slot 2 class bookings per school

Snow: A Canadian Identity

L&A County Museum & Archives, 97 Thomas Street East, Napanee

Grade 1 & 2 students are invited to the County Museum to learn about winter as a Canadian identity. Using historical artifacts and photographs from the L & A County Museum Collection, students will discover how some of our winter traditions have developed. In addition to an interactive presentation and a snowy word find activity, students will be making hand sculpted clay snowmen. The snowmen will be exhibited in our museum during our annual Christmas tree event on December 11 between 6-8pm, to celebrate the origins and history of snowmen. Families are invited to join the celebration and can then take their snowman home after the event.


Program Details:

  • Grades: 1 & 2 
  • Starts: November 15 , 2018
  • Ends: December 4, 2018
  • Tuesday & Thursday 10:00am & 12:30pm 
  • Duration: 90 minutes 
  • Maximum 1 class per time slot 2 class bookings per school


Curriculum Links: 

  • Culture & Traditions
  • Places in our Community
  • Creating 3D Art Local History

Camping: From Homestead to Holidays

L&A County Museum & Archives, 97 Thomas Street East, Napanee

What is now a Canadian past-time, camping was fundamental in the early days of the United Empire Loyalists. Sleeping in a tent, cooking over a fire and living off the land was the reality of the first Loyalists that landed in Adolphustown in 1772. Students will learn about the historical changes that brought the concept of recreation into peoples lives in the early 1900’s in conjunction with our camp and leisure exhibits. Along with a multi media presentation, students will build an A-frame tent, complete an artifact find and participate in traditional camping activities.


Program Details:

Grades: 3 & 4 
Starts: March 26, 2019. 
Ends: May 23, 2019. 
Tuesday & Thursday 10:00am & 12:30pm 
Duration: 90 minutes Maximum 1 class per time slot 2 class bookings per school


Curriculum Links:

  • Pioneer Life
  • Early Settlement
  • Regions within Canada
  • Language Development

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