A special edition of Tuesday Night at the Museum takes place at the L&A County Museum & Archives on November 21st at 7pm. The museum has partnered with the L&A County Libraries to present Lawrence Scanlan, an award-winning journalist and author of six bestselling books, including Little Horse of Iron and The Year of Living Generously.
His latest book, They Desire A Better Country: The Order of Canada in 50 Stories, was commissioned by the Governor General to coincide with Canada’s 150th anniversary. It highlights some of the remarkable individuals who have received the prestigious Order of Canada. The public is invited to celebrate the achievements and hear the stories of these fascinating Canadians.
Admission is only $3 and tickets are available at the door. 'Tuesday Night at the Museum' is a monthly feature at the L&A County Museum & Archives, located at 97 Thomas Street East in Napanee. For more information about a wide array of programming at the Museum & Archives, please visit www.CountyMuseum.ca or call 613-354-3027.
About Lawrence Scanlan:
Lawrence Scanlan is an eclectic, prolific writer whose curiosity often takes him into uncharted territory. A journalist for nearly four decades, he was literary editor of The Kingston Whig-Standard and managing editor of Harrowsmith Magazine. As a freelancer he has written articles on scores of subjects, including science, sports, literature, travel, and medicine, winning three National Magazine Awards.
He is the author of over two-dozen books on subjects as diverse as the horse-human bond (Wild About Horses) and philanthropy (A Year of Living Generously). Lawrence brings this wealth of experience to his most recent project, They Desire a Better Country/ Ils desirent une patrie meilleure, a book commissioned by Rideau Hall to celebrate the Order of Canada’s fiftieth anniversary. The book’s title is inspired by the award’s motto: Desiderantes meliorum patriam, and introduces Canadians to some of the remarkable people who have been honoured with the award. “I was struck over and over again,” he says, “by the difference these people have made, by their refusal to dream small, by their energy and passion.”