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Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives

Interactive heritage

Interested in late-18th to 20th century everyday life? Visit the Museum & Archives to learn about everyday historical life in Canada. Themed exhibits tell the story of historical settlements and Lennox and Addington County’s development. History buffs will enjoy scheduled programming and special events as well as amazing genealogical research opportunities.

  • Operated by the County of Lennox & Addington
  • Extensive archives to help you research
  • Lots of events and activities
  • Visit often to see our new exhibits
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Items in the archives
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Local history comes alive in fascinating displays and interactive exhibits.

Themed Exhibits

The story of the settlement and historical development of L&A is highlighted in a number of themed exhibits displayed within the Museum & Archives. Artifacts from the textile, furniture, domestic arts, tools and equipment collections are showcased on a changing basis. Guest exhibitions are also presented.

Search the Collection

An online database about the history of L&A

PastPerfect Lennox & Addington is an online database that describes the artifacts and archival records that document the history and development of our great county. Significant artifact collections include textiles, agricultural implements, furniture and household wares. Archival records include photographs, textual records and maps.

Virtual Exhibits

Learn more about artifacts made and used by people in Lennox and Addington. Curators at each of L&A’s museums offer interpretation of how significant artifacts in their collections defined individuals and communities and influenced local, regional and world events. Each artifact is described in detail online complete with photographs and written sources. The Lennox & Addington E-History Project was undertaken with generous financial support from the Government of Ontario, Ministry of Culture, Museums and Technology Fund, and the County of Lennox & Addington.

Events

There is always something new to see or do at the museum. Check out our news feed for fun events, interesting exhibits and updates from our Curator.

Research the Archives​

An Assortment of Valuable Collections, Indices and Photos. Explore the archives for local newspapers, genealogical resources, municipal records, material requests and documentation of the history and development of our great county.

Your Family Tree

We’re here to help you research! We have an extensive genealogy collection and access to Ancestry.ca to help you fill in those family tree gaps.

Research Help

Whether your knee deep into it or wondering how to get started we’ve have a list of helpful links that’ll help you with your research.

Resources for Kids

Whether you are a parent, a teacher or a caregiver looking for engaging and fun activities for kids, we have lots of resources to help.

Fun Facts

  • Temporary exhibits are on display, so there is always something new to see at the museum
  • The curators are there to happily help you research the past
  • Virtual exhibits show how significant artifacts defined the local region and the members of the community

Location and more details:

97 Thomas St E, Napanee, ON K7R 4B9

Tel: 613.354.3027

lennox-addington.on.ca/museum-archives

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