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Special Events

The Museum hosts a variety of special events throughout the year that are sure to entertain and amaze you! From musical performances and Shakespeare in the park, to circus acts and shopping nights… Check back often to see what we have coming up!

June 22

Where Fact Meets Fiction

97 Thomas Street East, Napanee ON K7R 4B9 1:00PM
Explore the local connections in a newly-released novel. Finding Home follows the lives of two young people in early Canada. Sarah, orphaned by cholera in 1869 London, desperately seeks family. Richard, the disgraced son of an Ontario sawmill owner, must redeem himself in his father’s eyes then chart his own course. The journeys are brought together by a group of...
July
4

Carnival Countdown: Unleashing Summer

Macpherson House, 180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee ON K7R 1B5 10:30AM
Unleash summer all day long at Macpherson House July 4th. We built this Season’s kickoff event like an ice cream sundae. Start with all day house tours with master weaver Susi on the loom beginning at 1pm. Add an interactive Ollin drum circle. Top this sundae off with a little bit of everything: live music with Steve Tanner, vintage carnival...
July
9

Evening Tea with a Twist, Tea Leaf Reading Workshop

Macpherson House, 180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee ON K7R 1B5 6:30PM
UPDATE: As of June 20th, registration is FULL and CLOSED. Please contact the Museum to be added to the waitlist. This interactive class on tasseomancy - or tea leaf reading - gives a brief history of tea leaf reading before diving into learning how to read your own tea leaves! Whether or not you have already been introduced to the...
July
12

Drop-In Museum Artifact Scavenger Hunt

Museum of Lennox & Addington, 97 Thomas Street East, Napanee ON K7R 4B9 10:00AM
Looking for something fun for your children to play at the museum that will help them learn more about our museum and displays? Drop by and learn about the different counties that make up Lennox & Addington. Discover the stories of our communities and the people who contributed to our amazing collection.  It’s a fun way to discover more about...
July
19

Drop-In Trains @ the Museum

Museum of Lennox & Addington, 97 Thomas St. East, Napanee, ON K7R 4B9 10:00AM
Drop in to the museum and join the Belleville Model Railroad Club as they showcase some of their fantastic trains. With both the kid and brio layouts on display this is an event not to be missed! Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm (drop-in) Cost: FREE Everyone Welcome! No pre-registration required. Organization Bio: The Belleville Model Railroad Club was formed in 1972 by...
July
20

Doors Open Kingston & Area

97 Thomas Street East & 180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee ON 10:00 am
Walk through the doors and gates of Macpherson House and the Museum of Lennox & Addington for FREE on July 20th as we participate in Doors Open Kingston & Area! Macpherson House is a 1826 historic house interpreting the early history of colonial settlement in Lennox and Addington.  Immerse yourself in the splendor of this beautifully restored upper class family’s...
July
26

Drop-In Chalk Fun

Museum of Lennox & Addington, 97 Thomas Street East, Napanee, ON K7R 4B9 10:00AM
Head outside the museum and unleash your creativity with sidewalk chalk. Create your own creative character or leave a motivational message. Transform our pavement and sidewalk into a colorful canvas with your dynamic drawings and games. Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm (drop-in) Cost: FREE Everyone Welcome! No pre-registration required.  
August
2

Museum Whacky Word Adventure

Museum of Lennox & Addington, 97 Thomas Street East, Napanee, ON K7R 4B9 10:00AM
Reminiscent of the classic word game Mad Libs, kids and adults are welcome to go on this museum adventure. Go around the museum searching for a number of words - nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. (don’t worry we’ll have definitions ready). When you’ve finished your search return to the program room and pick an almost complete story to patch together with...
August
9

Drop-In Cootie-Catcher Pollinator Hunt

Museum of Lennox & Addington, 97 Thomas Street East, Napanee, ON K7R 4B9 10:00AM
After a whole week of flowers we are going on a pollinator collection hunt, not using a net but using the elementary school staple; cootie-catchers! First follow instructions for a crash course on how to create your very own pollinator catcher. Once you’ve got your catcher, start with a flower to pollinate then go find your pollinators around the museum...
August
16

Drop-In Ocean Yarn Creatures

Museum of Lennox & Addington, 97 Thomas Street East, Napanee, ON K7R 4B9 10:00AM
Calling all ocean explorers! Get ready to embark on an underwater adventure with our roundup of underwater creatures.  From colorful fish to friendly octopuses to shimmering jellyfish. Children will be transported to enchanting world beneath the oceans. Using yarn and their imagination children will create their own sea creature to take home. Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm (drop-in) Cost: FREE! Everyone Welcome!...
August
17

2024 Discover L&A County MEGA Geocaching Event

97 Thomas Street East & 180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee ON 10:00 am
Geocaching is a big deal here in Lennox & Addington. This August, hundreds of geocachers from around the world will be here to participate in the 2024 Discover L&A County MEGA Geocaching Event.  On Saturday, August 17th (day 4 of the event) the Museum, as well as Macpherson House will be open to geocachers.   Plus, do not miss loom demonstrations...
August
23

Drop-In Card Playing Day

Museum of Lennox & Addington, 97 Thomas Street East, Napanee, ON K7R 4B9 10:00AM
Shuffle your cards and cut the deck! Looking for a calm, more relaxing, and slower paced form of fun and entertainment come join us at the museum for Card Playing Day. It is the perfect time to spend an hour or so playing cards with family and friends. By yourself, you could unwind with a classic round of solitaire or...
August
30

Feathered Friends with the Kingston Field Naturalists

Museum of Lennox & Addington, 97 Thomas Street East, Napanee, ON K7R 4B9 1:30PM
As a biologist, Shirley French would like to show you some bird ‘skins’ (freeze-dried specimens) from the Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN) collection overseen by Anne Robertson (one of KFN's long-standing members and contributors to nature education). We have birds in our region that pass through on their migration routes but many who stay here to nest.  On the other hand,...

Museum hours

Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm

*closed on holiday weekend Saturdays and Mondays

Archives hours

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

*closed from 12 –  1pm 

Macpherson House & Park hours

Tuesday – Thursday, 1 – 4pm in July & August

Holiday Hours 2024

June 29 – July 1: Closed (Canada Day Weekend)
July 4: Closed (only Macpherson House open)
July 5: 10am – 12pm (staff professional development)
August 3 – 5: Closed (Civic Holiday Weekend)
August 31 – September  2: Closed (Labour Day Weekend)

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

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.
Have a great long weekend!