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

Photo of the Crinolines ExhibitPicture That: 150 Years Ago

Duration: 90 minutes
Available: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Times: 10:00am & 12:30pm

  • What would it have been like to be a child when Canada became a country? Introduce students to stereoscope viewers, a popular past-time of the 1860’s, with a puppet show performance.
  • Wearing replica pinafores and vests, students tour an intriguing timeline of clothing from 2017, “The Hipster Era”, to the 1960’s “The Hippie Era”, then to the 1860’s, “The Crinoline Era”.
  • Looking through replica 3D stereoscope viewers and cards, students explore humourous images of the hoop dress of the 1860’s.
  • Working in groups, students make their own stereoscope card, 3D glasses, and a collage of “Napanee at Confederation”, using local photographic images from the 1860’s, to take to their classroom.


Curriculum Links

  • Kindergarten: Personal and Social Development; Science; Language 
  • Grade 1: Heritage & Citizenship: Identify important people in Canada
  • Grade 2: Traditions & Celebrations: Contributions by indiv. to local community
  • Grade 3: Heritage & Citizenship: Compare & contrast life, tools with present Visual Arts

Hippies to Hipster ImageWhat Canada Wore: 

Duration: 90 min
Available: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Times: 10:00 am & 12:30 pm

  • Join us as we celebrate Canada’s birthdays with displays of fads and fashions over 150 years. View an intriguing display of clothing from the 1860’s “The Crinoline Era”, the 1960’s “The Hippie Era” and 2017 “The Hipster Era”.
  • On a “Seek & Discover” tour, students will uncover how world events, social status and cultural preferences influenced the way people dressed for Canada’s milestone birthdays.
  • Students use fashion details from 1860-2017 to create three unique paper fashion figures representing Canada’s milestone decades.
  • They'll also design and make a collaborative miniature crinoline form to take back to the classroom. The 3D crinoline will use a variety of Canadian symbols and materials, to celebrate and highlight 150 years of our Country.

Curriculum Links

  • Grades 4-6: Social Studies – Canada & World Connections
  • Grades 4-8: Visual Arts: Produce 2D & 3D works of art that communicate ideas
  • Grade 7: History: British North America – historical development of their community
  • Grade 8: Confederation
  • Visual Arts

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