One of my favourite things about working as an Archivist is connecting records to create a story about the past. I am currently working on the arrangement and description of a recent donation of 19th Century records and came across some interesting records that detail snow shoveling services in the Town of Napanee in the 1870’s!
As of January 5th there are new hours of operation for the Museum and Archives. We look forward to your visit.
Glass plate negatives were first introduced in the 1850’s and were used before photographic film. The most popular type of glass plate negatives were collodion wet plate glass negatives (which were used from 1850 till 1885) and gelatin dry plate glass negatives (which were used from 1880 till 1920).* The different types of glass plate negatives refer to how the chemical emulsion on the glass reacts to light when the photograph is taken.**
December has come upon us and the images of our Christmas past flood into our memories. It is all around us –the visual barrage of lights, television commercials, the Santa on every corner, music in every store, party after party, present after present. Sometimes it is just too much.
The fall/winter season at the museum is nothing short of exciting... and busy! Between our regular programs of Tuesday Night at the Museum, Live at the Museum and Museum Kids, I am so excited to have planned a busy few weeks of events for our entire community to enjoy.
The Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives is closed in observance of Remembrance Day on Monday, November 12th. It will re-open on Tuesday, November 13th at 10am. For more information, please visit www.CountyMuseum.ca.
It takes dedicated staff to make the Lennox & Addington Museum & Archives run smoothly. Luckily, we have some talented individuals leading the way that make each patron's visit an enjoyable experience.
We'd like you to get to know a little bit about our staff members. Please take a read below to find out what led them to the Museum & Archives.
What’s history got to do with it?
By Lisa Lawlis
Tuesday Night at the Museum in Napanee kicks off its fall schedule with a telling of the region’s tourism past. On September 18th at 7pm, you're invited to an interesting evening of local history re-told at the first fall edition of Tuesday Night at the Museum in Napanee.
Tattoos have long traditions and deep cultural roots. On Saturday, September 8th from 11am – 1pm, the L&A County Museum & Archives in Napanee will explore the culture of tattoos through the Indian art of Henna and fusion dance styles from India and the Middle East.
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.