I’m not one for New Years Resolutions, however I always like to make a conscious effort to focus on something that is important that I may have let slip and reflect on the previous year. Wow, what a year it has been! Taking out all of the stress and uncertainties, there is something to be said about simplicity that this time has brought. Determining what the core intention is in whatever you are doing and finding the pleasure in those simple moments is what I have made to be my goal.
As we all look toward what 2021 will bring, I am reminded of a new year’s eve toast made by one of my favorite TV characters; Sherman T. Potter of M*A*S*H*. While the quote has nothing to do with museums I thought I’d share it none the less; “Here’s to the New Year. May she be a [darn] sight better than the old one” I think the sentiment of this quote is on everyone’s mind as we celebrate this year in lockdown.
Effective December 24th, the L&A County Museum & Archives will be closed to visitors. We will re-open when conditions permit. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
For me, the holiday season is made up of a series of magical moments. Festive lights and displays, traditions, the smell of cookies baking, and the beaming excitement from kiddos everywhere you turn. This time of year is usually quite busy at the museum with holiday activities and concerts and of course our celebration of The Christmas Tree. Although we have had to do things a little differently, the Museum is still full of holiday cheer.
To be honest, before I started my internship here at the Museum and Archives, I hadn’t spent much time exploring Lennox and Addington County. Despite having boarded the ferry across to Adolphustown countless times and taken that scenic drive along Bath Road, I had never really paused to take in the beauty and history that Lennox and Addington has to offer.
Join the L&A County Museum & Archives for a series of workshops with local artisan, Linda Fraser, as she teaches us how to create traditional holiday items with a twist! She will be sharing her passion for pottery, felting and creating wood decorations.
Video tutorials led by Linda will be posted on www.CountyMuseum.ca and available on-demand throughout the holiday season.
Here are the workshops... Enjoy!
If you have an avid reader on your Christmas list, the L&A Museum has a number of books for sale that were either written by local authors or are written about our area.
Below is a list of a few of the books that area available. They can be picked up at the Museum reception, located at 97 Thomas Street East in Napanee. For more information call 613-354-3027.
Join the L&A County Museum and Archives staff as they participate in some whimsical holiday fun! We will be live streaming to Facebook Kim, JoAnne and Amber as they tackle a variety of festive activities. Blending tradition and some friendly competition, we are excited to provide some fun and entertainment.
Remembrance Day ceremonies and events are not immune to COVID-19 and will be different this year. The National Ceremony Committee in Ottawa is discouraging crowds to gather in person, and the Napanee ceremony around the cenotaph at the Courthouse is moving to a streaming platform. Typing those words feels cold and disrespectful but for the service men and women we honour on this day, it’s exactly right. They fought and fight for the safety of Canadians, and we need to do the same.
As a person who is reluctant to engage in much technology, this COVID world of streaming everything has kick started my anxiety sky high. While I understand our need for digital connections, my need for real world experiences weighs heavily as I struggle with the balance. To Zoom or Not To Zoom is the question these days.