The County Museum and Archives provides insights into everyday life from the late eighteenth through the twentieth century and focuses particularly on telling the story of Lennox and Addington County.
The mission of the County Museum and Archives is to preserve the ongoing story of the County of Lennox and Addington from prehistoric times to the present; to preserve the legal record of the County, its constituent municipalities and outside agencies; to showcase and tell the story of our county community for its citizens and visitors; and to contribute to making Lennox and Addington County a significant tourist destination.
The Museum, an 1864 limestone building, was, until 1971, the county jail. The museum's rotating exhibits highlight local history from prehistoric times to the present. The artifacts collection contains approximately 10,000 items including prehistory artifacts, furniture, clothing, toys, glass, ceramics, tools and household goods.
The Museum & Archives houses a research library and extensive local archives documenting county history, as well as genealogical files for those who want to find their personal connection to the past.
In the summer visit Macpherson House & Park (the museum's summer gallery), an 1826 house on the banks fo the Napanee River. Walk through the house to learn about live in early Ontario and enjoy the many heritage arts workshops, demonstrations, musical and theatrical events that take place under tent in the park.
Type: Archives | Community Museum