We are so lucky to house both a museum and an archive here at the Museum of Lennox and Addington.
The Museum of Lennox and Addington houses both an archival and a museum collection – What’s the difference?
An archive is a collection of historical records and documents (like newspapers, photographs, diaries). A museum is an institution that cares for the collection of objects of scientific, artistic or historical importance and makes them available for public viewing through exhibits and programs.
The Museum of Lennox and Addington houses over 12,000 artifacts. The collection provides insights into everyday life from the late eighteenth through to present day and focuses particularly on telling the story of Lennox and Addington County. The museum collection can be seen in many of the rotating exhibits displayed throughout the year on site. The collection is also accessible through the online database.
The museum has a vast collection that is enjoyed through rotating exhibits, programs, research and scholarship, and more recently through an active on-line presence whether- be it social media or the online database.
We have started to cast a light on some items in our collection in an ever-changing feature called “Collection Spotlight”.
We hope you enjoy them!
Did you know that museum artifacts don’t have to be “old” to be cool? History making happens every day and it is often the little things and quiet events that mean the most to us. YOUR museum wants to help hold those memories for our future to remember.
Do you have some cool things hiding in your attic and basement? We collect all kinds of L&A stories…maybe you just might have what we are looking for.
If you have a donation in mind, contact the curator to set up an appointment.
Tell us how to help with your research goals or about the artifacts you wish to consult during an upcoming visit by filling out the form below.
Visit in person
If you would like to make an appointment to see one of our museum objects please complete the form below. Our museum curator will advise you when it will be ready for you to view in person.
Hands-on object study
Psst…..our collection is kind of amazing…if you are knee deep in your research and need access to our objects – we can help you. Object studies are encouraged and available. Contact the Museum Curator at museum@lennox-addington.
Monday – Saturday: 10am–5pm
*closed on holiday weekend Saturdays and Mondays
Tuesday – Thursday, 1 – 4pm in July & August
Monday – Friday: 10am – 12pm*, 1pm –4pm
*closed from 12pm – 1pm
Adults (ages 13+): $3
Children (ages 12 and under): free
180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee, ON K7R 1B5