Gather your friends and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee on Wednesday, August 8th at 7pm. Renowned Toronto based-theatre company Driftwood Theatre will be performing one of Shakespeare’s most enduring comedies, renamed Rosalynde (or, As You Like It) outdoors under the tent.
As early as 1959, the Macpherson House had been identified as an old house worth saving. The house was derelict but retained its original design of broad halls, the original staircase and early moldings. By 1960, the Lennox and Addington Historical Society began to raise funds to restore the House. Their vision was to include a small park around the house, rebuilt the covered bridge and create a green belt for recreation along the Napanee River. Their vision was painted by Manly Macdonald. This painting is now displayed in the curatorial office.
The Allan Macpherson House, sitting proudly along the banks of the Napanee River since 1826, is celebrating 50 years of promoting 19th century heritage in 2018. A very special evening is planned on Wednesday, July 11th to commemorate the occasion.
Art and words come together in the newest exhibit at the Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives in Napanee. Entitled “My Story, My Tattoo”, this travelling display from the Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA) features 32 photographs of people and their amazing tattoos. It includes four audio stations, six videos and 30 text panels.
The Allan Macpherson House & Park, standing proudly along the banks of the Napanee River at 180 Elizabeth Street in Napanee, opens for another busy summer season on July 3rd. Built circa 1826, this grand old home is celebrating its 50th year promoting 19th century heritage in 2018.
The House will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 – 4 pm. Guided tours ($3) are available every Wednesday in July and August.
The War Is Over and “Anything Goes” is the theme of this year’s temporary shows at the Lennox and Addington County Museum. The museum invites you to enjoy three new exhibits that explore life after the Great War. The stories you read and the images you see will leave a smile on your face- as you imagine what life was like in the riotous decade that was the 1920s.
Learn about the fascinating life and legacy of Dr. Oronhyatekha at the next edition of Tuesday Night at the Museum on May 15th at 7pm.
History professor Michelle Hamilton examines the remarkable life of London, Ontario physician Dr. Oronhyatekha (1841-1907). Born at Six Nations of the Grand River and rising to prominence in medicine and politics, he became embroiled in the controversial search for Tecumseh’s grave, lobbied for the vote for Indigenous peoples, and became the first non-white member and ultimately the Supreme Chief Ranger of the Independent Order of Foresters.
You’re invited to a great night of music at the Lennox and Addington County Museum & Archives in Napanee on Thursday, April 26th at 7pm.
The evening’s entertainment features talented performers The Kitchen Gypsies. They play a fun Gypsy Jazz style of music from 1930’s France. The band features Suzanne Becker (Violin/Vocals), Ray Croxford (Bass), Ray Desrosiers (Accordion/Harmonica/Vocals), Gary Greer (Rhythm Guitar) and Ron Heidebrecht (Lead Guitar/Vocals).
Enjoy an informative evening of history at Tuesday Night at the Museum in Napanee. On April 17th at 7pm, hear author Jane Simpson discuss Soldier, Settler, Sinner: The Remarkable Journey of Charles Macdonald.
Fans of traditional Canadian fiddle music are in for a treat at the next edition of Tuesday Night at the Museum. On Tuesday, March 20th at 7pm, The Irish Trio presents the History of Fiddle Music in Canada.