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Tuesday Night at the Museum: Gone Fishin' Talk with Collector Don Stokes

21 November, 2023 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Image advertising the event and featuring a black and white historical image of two people fishing in a boat

Hear from the collector behind the Museum of Lennox & Addington's summer Gone Fishin’ exhibit, Donald Stokes. He will be speaking to his years of collecting pieces of Canada’s fishing history.

Time: 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30PM).

Demographic: Best for ages 13+

No pre-registration is required. 

And yes, it is perfectly fine to bring in your tackle box or favourite rod and reel. Questions are encouraged!

Presenter Bio:

My grandfather used to have an old boathouse, in Bolsover, Ontario. It seemed like a special place and its memories remain sweet as time moves on. Every nook and cranny held something magical, from the old metal fishing rods, to our cedar strip boat, to even gently peeking into the water hoping to catch a sudden swirl of a muskellunge.

This eventually led to pursuing older fishing items as a collection. At first it began with some common names with no regard to origin. After extensive travel in various parts of the country, the collection become more focused and it has now been thirty years and counting.

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Event contact:

Alannah MacGregor
Programs & Exhibition Coordinator, Museum of Lennox & Addington

Museum of Lennox & Addington, 97 Thomas St. East, Napanee, ON K7R 4B9
  • Canada
  • Ontario
  • City of Kingston
  • Tourism Kingston