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Letters Home

February - August, 2023

The Marshall letters came to us as part of a Tamworth Red Cross collection donated to the Museum this past summer. These letters were written by soldiers from the village of Tamworth, who were serving overseas during the Second World War. Many of these letters are addressed to Pearl E. Marshall, or “Mrs. Manley Marshall,” secretary of the Tamworth Red Cross, who held onto them throughout her life.

This significant collection is still under process, but we wanted to share a sample of these heartfelt letters as part of the Helping Hands exhibit at the museum. The soldiers wrote to thank the women of the Red Cross for their kindness – some letters have humour, some reflect sad and dark days. Regardless of the tone, Letters Home shares a soldier’s story and his life in real time during the chaos of World War Two.   

Plan my visit


Monday – Saturday: 10am–5pm
Macpherson House: Open for tours in the summer


Adults: $3
Children Under 12: Free


Adults: $25*
Students/Seniors: $20*
*Does not include MacPherson House or special event programming.

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Museum hours

Monday – Saturday: 10am–5pm

*closed on holiday weekend Saturdays and Mondays

Macpherson House & Park hours

Closed for the season – stay tuned for 2023 updates

Archives Hours

Monday – Friday: 10am – 12pm*, 1pm –4pm

*closed from 12pm –  1pm 

Museum and Archives daily rate

Adults (ages 13+): $3
Children (ages 12 and under): free

Museum & Archives location

97 Thomas St E, Napanee, ON K7R 4B9

Macpherson House & Park location

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee, ON K7R 1B5