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Museum of Lennox and Addington

Take a Closer Look at the Museum of Lennox and Addington
social history, charged, curated exhibits, art, accessible, 30min visit, parking
Reading Room in the Archives
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The Museum of Lennox and Addington provides insights into everyday life from the late eighteenth through to  present day and focuses particularly on telling the story of Lennox and Addington County.The mission of the Museum of Lennox and Addington 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. In 2012, the museum assumed operations for the Macpherson House, an 1826 historic house. This historic setting is used to tell the story of our county pre-confederation and is open in the summer only. The Museum houses a substantial archival holdings  documenting county history, as well as genealogical files for those who want to find their personal connection to the past.  The archival reading room is accessible by appointment only. 

97 Thomas Street East, Napanee, Ontario K7R 4B9
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