Museum & Archives Events

June 29

Our Feathered Friends: Canadian Museum of Nature Travelling Exhibition

June 29th - September 6th

97 Thomas Street East, Napanee

Watch The Museum take flight this summer! Birds are found almost everywhere: from the Arctic to the Antarctic, in jungles and cities, from oceans to deserts. They range in size from the Ostrich to the tiny Bee Hummingbird. Many are brightly coloured, but others are muted or dull. Most can fly, but some cannot. Some travel thousands of kilometres as they migrate north and south.

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July 2

Lunchtime Yoga in the Park & Paddle Boarding

July 2nd - August 20th

180 Elizabeth St., Napanee, ON

Escape the busyness of your day and enjoy a brain and body break in the beautiful parkland of the Macpherson House. Studio Yoga Yoga will be hosting these pop-up yoga sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout July and August from 12:10 - 12:50pm. Studio Yoga Yoga will be providing the yoga mats for these classes. No preregistration is required, and you are welcome to

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July 20

Museum Chit Chat - Bird Walk and Talk with Bill Bickle

July 20th

10:30 am

97 Thomas St E., Napanee, ON

On July 20th at 10:30, the Museum invites you to join wildlife photographer Bill Bickle for a photography walk and talk. Bill will be talking about how to take a perfect wildlife photograph using his photography on exhibit at the Museum. After the talk we welcome you to enjoy our summer traveling exhibit, Our Feathered Friends, currently on display from the Canadian Museum of Nature.

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July 23

Forest Trek: Applefun Puppetry

July 23rd

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth St., Napanee, ON

It’s a Live event at the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee! On July 23rd at 2pm Applefun Puppetry will be putting on a performance of Forest Trek.

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July 24

Fiddle Fire

July 24th

7:00 pm

180 Elizabeth St., Napanee, ON

It’s a Live Under the Stars event at the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee! On July 24th at 7pm Violin sensation Chris McKhool gets children and families dancing, clapping, laughing and singing songs. Kids and their parent’s scat-sing become a rhythm section and join Chris on stage to play rare percussion instruments from around the world!

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July 25

Fiddle and Shake: Music and Instrument Making

July 25th

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth St., Napanee, ON

It’s a Demo Day at the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee! On July 25th at 2pm join Mary Kennedy & Sharon McLaughlin for an afternoon of music exploration from Canada’s music history. Dance to some fiddle and harp music. Touch an old violin and take a look at how it looks inside, feel its wood and discuss how it is made and how it makes music. 

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July 30

Kartooning for Kids (and Kids at Heart)

July 30th

180 Elizabeth St., Napanee, ON

It’s a Demo Day at the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee! On July 30th at 2pm join Tim Nimigan who will be demonstrating and leading a free workshop on Cartooning.

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August 1

What IS That Thing?: Queen’s Barefoot Players

August 1st

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth St., Napanee, ON

It’s a Live event at the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee! On August 1st at 2pm join The Queen’s Barefoot Players for a performance of What is that Thing?

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August 3

Museum Chit Chat - Owl Talk with Anthony Kaduck

August 3rd

97 Thomas St E., Napanee, ON

On August 3rd at 10:30, Anthony Kaduck will be at the Museum with a presentation on Owls in Lennox and Addington County. Anthony is the past president of the Kingston Field Naturalists, who continues to be an avid member and supporter of the group.

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August 6

Mask making: To the Birds

August 6th

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth St., Napanee, ON

It’s a Demo Day at the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee! On August 6th at 2pm join mask maker Clelia Scala for a demonstration and free workshop in mask making. Celebrate the summer by making your own bird mask using collage and painting techniques.

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August 7

A (Musical) Midsummer Night's Dream: Driftwood Theatre Live Under the Stars

August 7th

7:30 pm

180 Elizabeth St., Napanee, ON

It’s a Live Under the Stars event at the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee! On August 7th at 7:30pm join Driftwood Theatre for their performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummers Night Dream

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August 8

Paper Making

August 8th

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth St., Napanee, ON

It’s a Demo Day at the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee!  On August 8th at 2pm join Wendy Cain for this hands-on demonstration of papermaking. This free workshop will introduce the participants to basic sheet forming with paper pulp and allow the participants to work with coloured paper pulps and prepared stencils to create a unique paper work, w

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August 13

Sleeping Beauty: Dufflebag Theatre

August 13th

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth St., Napanee, ON

It’s a Live event at the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee!

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August 14

Kitchen Gypsies

August 14th

7:00 pm

180 Elizabeth St., Napanee, ON

It’s a Live Under the Stars event at the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee! On August 14th at 7pm The Kitchen Gypsies will be performing a family friendly concert that will be sure to get people dancing in their seats.

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August 15

The Buzz on Bees

August 15th

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth St., Napanee, ON

It’s a Demo Day at the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee! On August 15th at 2pm join the Limestone Beekeepers’ Guild to learn the buzz on bees and beekeeping, and how you can too become a beekeeper.  Guests will also have the opportunity to see a live beehive in action, don’t worry the hive will be inside a glass case to keep the bees safe.

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August 19

Liquid Glass Feather: A Pouring Medium Workshop

August 19th

97 Thomas St E

It’s a Special Event day at the L&A County Museum in Napanee!

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August 20

Indigenous Beaded Strawberries

August 20th

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth St., Napanee, ON

It’s a Demo Day at the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee! On August 20th at 2pm join Indigenous artists, Tina Brant & Joy Brant in a beading workshop. Strawberries are very important in Iroquois culture. It is the first fruit to appear in rowing season. It symbolizes life, health and traditionally they are celebrated to thank the creator for g

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August 21

Historical Play Day with Henrietta at Willow Castle

August 21st

1:00 pm

180 Elizabeth St., Napanee, ON

For a kid focused tour day join Amber on August 21st from 1-4pm in the gardens of the Macpherson House. Children will be brought back in time to spend the afternoon with Henrietta Macpherson at Willow Castle. Dress up in historical clothing, play games, and do crafts from the 1800’s. Amber will also read an excerpt from the Secret of Willow Castle in the garden. Tours of the h

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August 22

Macramé Demonstration & Workshop

August 22nd

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth St., Napanee, ON

It’s a Demo Day at the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee!  On August 22th at 2pm join Lisa Wolfram Fraser as she demonstrates the art of Macrame. Macramé, YES It’s Back In Vogue Again!!!

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August 27

Sneak Peak Book Preview and Activities with Peggy Collins

August 27th

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth St., Napanee, ON

It’s a Demo Day at the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee!  On August 27th at 2pm join local author and illustrator Peggy Collins, and elementary teacher Sherri Richards and her service dog Stanley, for a preview of Peggy's latest book, which will be published by Pajama Press in spring 2020.

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August 29

Ice Cream Social

August 29th

2:00 pm

180 Elizabeth St., Napanee, ON

It’s a Demo Day at the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee! On August 29th at 2pm join Museum staff and Ellena’s Cafe for a yearend celebration of another wonderful summer at the Macpherson House.

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