Tuesday night at the museum

Be wowed on a weekday

Our Tuesday night programming is a community favourite. We try to plan for at least one Tuesday every month to get together and experience new things. Programming includes everything from: community tidbits, fun facts, music, sports, pop culture and more.

Things to know

For: Everyone (See individual programs for specific details)
Cost: $3.00
Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm, presentation starts at 7:00 pm

  •  There is limited space so please
  • Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Programs change often, make sure to check out our event page for specific presentations

Native Voices with Author Rick Revelle

In recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day and the first day of what the Anishinaabe call niibin (summer), local author and knowledge keeper Rick Revelle will be joining us for a special Tuesday Night at the Museum. Rick will be sharing local Indigenous history and readings from his four novels and will also have furs and artifacts on site for visitors to view.

Rick Revelle was born in Smith Falls, Ontario, and raised in the Odessa and Wilton areas. He is part of the Loyalist Township Sports Hall of Fame for softball and holds a black belt in Judo. He is a member of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation and lives in Glenburnie, Ontario. Rick is the author of four novels taking place during the 1300’s, following an Algonquin family and their fight to survive in the pre-contact era. The books are I am Algonquin (2013), Algonquin Spring (2015), Algonquin Sunset (2017) and Algonquin Legacy (2021).

6 Strings Screening and Exhibit Opening

On June 10th, 1800, a bitter dispute between rival factions within the Mohawk Village on the Bay of Quinte escalated into violence and the bloody murder of a father and his son, with others critically wounded. Six Strings is the compelling, revealing and true account of how the Mohawk people conducted their own system of justice long before the Indian Act.

This event represents a moment in time before Indigenous people were obliged to abide by the British colonial court system. Six Strings highlights the testimonies of witnesses to the murders offering a unique glimpse into the lives of the Mohawk people and their complex interactions with the changing world around them. As the investigation unfolds what is revealed is a sophisticated system of traditional justice and a people that embraced reconciliation and forgiveness with the custom of condolence and commitment to move forward.

The accompanying 7 minute film will be extended into a 50 min documentary once funding is secured. The future feature film will draw on the talents of Indigenous artists, historians, musicians, and actors to create a vivid and remarkable view of Mohawk life, the relationship between the British government and the Mohawk Nation, and the complex circumstances that culminated in the fateful events of June10th, 1800.

In addition to the screening of 6 Strings, Callie Hill, Executive Director of Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na, who will be presenting the film and exhibit.

Vintage Space Toys

We’ll explore the history of toys, human fascination with outer space, and how they converged during the 20th century to produce some of the fantastic space toys seen here in the museum.

Museum hours

Monday – Saturday: 10am–5pm

Macpherson House & Park hours

Open for tours in the summer

Archives Hours

Monday – Friday: 10am–5pm

Museum and Archives daily rate

Adults: $3
Children under 12: free

All service fees are based on a cost recovery model. Factors such as the physical condition of the records and copyright restrictions may prevent some or all of the reproduction processes from being offered.

Museum & Archives location

97 Thomas St E, Napanee, ON K7R 4B9

Macpherson House & Park location

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee, ON K7R 1B5