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Welcome Home: Conversations with New Neighbours

While we hosted Refuge Canada from The Canadian Museum of Immigration, we wanted to share some local perspective. What does L&A look like in the bigger picture? We posted on our social media, local newspaper, and requested help from local immigration offices to invite recent newcomers or children of newcomers to share their stories. Their conversations reveal a journey that forever changed their world.
The individuals below are currently featured at the Museum. You are welcome to come listen to their stories, and view some special objects that they have loaned to the Museum that are currently on display. It is our intent to feature more individuals as their stories are submitted.

Special thanks to Hardik Patel, Maged Hosni, Robin Lee, Sandra Roscher (Valente), and Susi Reinink for particpating in this pilot project.

Hardik Patel

Moving to a new country (Canada) away from my home in Gujarat, India was just like a roller coaster ride: it had its ups and downs, it was full of thrills, excitement, more diversity and nervousness, but most importantly, it was an amazing, once in a lifetime experience…

Maged Hosni

My name is Maged Hosni and I am 44 years old. I am originally from Damascus, Syria. I used to own a jewelry shop in Damascus and my family and I used to live a beautiful life until the war started in Syria. My four children, Mahmoud, Mohammed, Royaa, and Aseel, went to private school. In 2013, two and half years after the start of the war, our lives became difficult since there was no electricity, water, or food…

 

Robin Lee

Around 1899 my Great Uncle Lee Jue, and my Grandfather Lee Lee, immigrated from Taishan,Canton, China, and established a Chinese laundry, Lee Jue Laundry, at 27 Market Square inNapanee, Ontario.Shortly after Lee Leegoes back to China to visit his family.He, and his wife, then have twosons, and he returns to Canada.Those two sons were not his only children.He had another son who eventually moved to Cuba,and who they lost contact with during the revolution in Cuba, and never heard from again…

 

Sandra Roscher (Valente)

My maternal grandparents, Armindo and Maria Jose Valente were born and raised in Portugal until theymade the decision to move to Canada when they were in their fifites. With 7 children, and despite mygrandfather working several jobs as a fisherman, a forest ranger and a farmer, they still couldn’t makeends meet. My grandmother also worked tending the crops and livestock in order to sell at the localmarket to help with expenses…

Susi Reinink

I was born in Indonesia in 1935, and was in a concentration camp under Japanese occupation from January 1941 until August 25, 1945. I was repatriated as a refuge to Europe in 1946. I lived in Switzerland until 1950, when I moved to the Netherlands where I completed mysecondary school and college. In June of 1958 I married my husband, and in July of 1958 we immigrated to Canada…

On Going Story Collecting:

We thank all participants in this pilot project. For those who are newcomers or are children of newcomers and would like to share their story we would love to hear from you. Your story is important and impacts the way we live in Lennox and Addington. Please contact us at museum@lennox-addington.on.ca or 613-354-3027

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Macpherson House: Open for tours in the summer

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Children Under 12: Free

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97 Thomas St E, Napanee, ON K7R 4B9

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180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee, ON K7R 1B5

Labour Day Weekend Hours

Please note that the Museum & Archives will be closed from Saturday, September 2nd - Monday, September 4th for the Labour Day long weekend.

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September 5th.
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