The Lennox and Addington Historical Society, 1907-2017

One Hundred and Nine Years of Entertaining and Educating through Local History.

Researchers note:

The Lennox and Addington County Museum and Archives, Napanee.
Hours are Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
CLOSED HOLIDAYS. For more information, please telephone 613-354-3027
or e-mail enquiry to

The Museum & Archives staff have a charge of $5.00 per obituary look up. Those fees are posted on their website:

EVENTS for 2018

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

April 17th, 2018 at 6 pm as per our bylaws.
Held at the Lennox and Addington County Museum,
97 Thomas St. East, Napanee.
There will be discussion of amendments proposed by the Executive to the Historical Society's Bylaws regarding:
The Lennox & Addington Historical Society Foundation and the Napanee District Community Foundation. Being held prior to L&A County Museum's " an event where Author Jane Simpson discuss Soldier, Settler, Sinner: The Remarkable Journey of Charles Macdonald.Which reveals the complex life of Captain Charles MacDonald, an officer and gentleman in the Royal Marines during the Napoleonic Wars.event.
This begins at 7 pm with refreshments to be sponsored by the Historical Society.

Our 2017 Calendar

April 17th, 2016

Lennox and Addington Historical Society Annual General Meeting.
Begins at 6 pm with our AGM as per our bylaws.

Our 2016 Calendar

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Lennox and Addington County Museum: Speaker: Mr. George Henderson
Author and retired Archivist from Queen's University, Kingston.

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Lennox and Addington Historical Society Annual General Meeting.
Begins at 2 pm with our AGM as per our bylaws.

Our 2015 Calendar

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Lennox and Addington County Museum: Jane E. MacNamara,"Inheritance Interrupted".Wills and Other Records for Family Historians

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Lennox and Addington County Museum: When I Was Young. Reflections with Peter Coulson, canceled due to circumstances.

September 25-27, 2015

Macpherson House: Elizabeth-Darcy." Based on the work of Jane Austen presented by Halli Burt and Kate Werneburg.

Friday July 10th, 2015

Macpherson House: When Sir John A. Was Young": the young John A.,his family and connection with Macpherson House

September 25-27, 2015

Lennox and Addington County Museum: 928 Canadian Silent Film Carry On Sergeant! A Story of World War One.

Sunday, October 25th 2015

Macpherson House: For the first time in more than 20 years we reluctantly did not hold our Whiskey Tasting event at Macpherson House

Our 2014 Calendar

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Macpherson House: Sir John A. with Bergeron Estate Wineries and guests.

Saturday, Feb. 8th, 2014

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2:00 pm. Guest Speaker Sally Barnes, Journalist and Social Activist!

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

GENERAL MEETING 2:00 pm. Voices from Our Past. Adolphustown-Fredericksburgh Heritage Society

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Macpherson House: Leather Workshop. Instructor Suzanne Angle, Frontier Creations.

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

GENERAL MEETING 2:00 PM. Dr. John Milloy, Professor of Canadian Studies, Trent University. Author of "A National Crime".

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Macpherson House: Garden Fun!.Children learn how to prepare a pioneer garden.

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Macpherson House: Pancakes and Pansies. Annual Society Pancake Breakfast.

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Macpherson House: Footsteps to the Past. Paranormal Investigators.

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

GENERAL MEETING 2:00 pm. Art Shaw of Lyndhurst. Skilled wood-worker, collector and historian, Speaking on "Chairmakers of Lennox and Addington".

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Macpherson House: Mothers' Day Tea. Given by Friends of the Laird.

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Macpherson House: Annual Plant and Garden Sale.

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Macpherson House: Pioneer Family Fun Day.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Macpherson House: "Herbs Past and Present" with Nancy Cole.

June 13-15, 2014

Napanee Riverfront Festival. Featuring Barb Roche speaking on the history of the Napanee River at Macpherson House June 15th.

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Macpherson House: Strawberry Social.

Thursday June 26th, 2014

Macpherson House: Cream Teas Begin Rain or Shine,
Every Thursday afternoon, 2-4 pm, until August 29th

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

County Council Ribbon-cutting, L&A Museum and Archives
Speakers: Larry Keech, CAO; Gordon Schermerhorn, Mayor of Greater Napanee; Stephen Paul, Economic Development; Jennifer Bunting, President of the Society.

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

A Passion for Genealogy! Tea with Cora Reid.
Guests: Sharon Cadieux, OGS Kingston; Jane Foster, L&A County Museum.

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Macpherson House: Giving Thanks, A Thanksgiving programme for children.

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Macpherson House: Apple Fun Day. Family fun at Macpherson House

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Macpherson House: Hallowe'en Spooktacular, Scary fun for children in a safe environment.

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

GENERAL MEETING 2:00 pm. Diane Creber speaking on Wilton Pottery.

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Macpherson House: 25th Annual Whiskey Tasting 1-4 pm. Fine whiskeys and a Scottish buffet.

Friday, November 14th, 2014

County of Lennox and Addington Assumed custody of the Allan Macpherson House and Park, Napanee.

Wednesday, Dec. 10th, 2014

"Uh Oh, Here Comes Christmas". Domino Theatre, Kingston. Fund-raiser for the Lennox and Addington Historical Society.

Our 2013 Calendar

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Our Archives Is Getting Bigger!
Speaker: Larry Keech, CAO,
County of Lennox and Addington

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Annual General Meeting
Canadians with Custer
Speaker: Mary Thomas of Belleville

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Historic Brewing and Distilleries
Fund-raiser for Macpherson House.

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

"Pancakes & Pansies"
Pancake Breakfast
Allan Macpherson House

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Plant Sale - Perennials from local gardens.
At Allan Macpherson House

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Strawberry Social
At Allan Macpherson House

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Mark Cullen
Presented by Chamber of Commerce and
Communities in Bloom. At Allan Macpherson House

Thursday June 27th, 2013

Cream Teas at Macpherson House Began
and continued until August 30th.

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

A Reel Good Day!
Family Fishing by the river behind Allan Macpherson House

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Pipes in the Garden
At Allan Macpherson House

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Architectural Walking Tour
At Allan Macpherson House

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Basket Weaving Workshop
At Allan Macpherson House

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Machouse Coffee House
Local musicians. At Allan Macpherson House

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Quilting and Weaving Demonstrations
Allan Macpherson House.

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Scarecrow Festival, Napanee.
Candy making, crafts, games at Macpherson House.

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Apple Fest
At Allan Macpherson House

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Hallowe'en Spooktacular.
At Allan Macpherson House

Sunday, Nov. 3rd, 2013

24th Annual Whiskey Tasting
At Macpherson House

Saturday, Nov. 8th, 2013

Bread Making Workshop
At Macpherson House

Monday, Nov. 25th through
Friday, Dec. 6th, 2013

Christmas at the Laird's
School programming at Allan Macpherson House

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Lennox and Addington Historical
Society Christmas Party

Our 2012 Calendar

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012

Annual General Meeting:
1812, Video, "Famous Last Words"
The Death of General Brock.

Thursday, April 19th, 2012,
7:00 pm

"Hardships Notwithstanding"
Andrew Minigan
Denbigh Public Library,
222 Highway 28

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

"Pancakes & Pansies"
Allan Macpherson House

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Union Lodge Exhibition
Masonic Order at Napanee.
L&A County Museum.

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012,
7:30 pm

"Rural Life in Ernestown Township, 1904
A Women's Perspective"
Paul Gilmore & Jennifer Bunting
At Wilton W.I. Hall.

Sunday, Nov. 4th, 2012

23rd Annual Whiskey Tasting
Allan Macpherson House

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Quilting and Spinning Demonstrations.
Allan Macpherson House.

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Pioneer Christmas Traditions.

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Candlelight Evening at Macpherson House.

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Lennox and Addington Historical
Society Christmas Party

Our 2011 Calendar

Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011

Annual General Meeting:
DAVID MORE spoke on
The New York Frontier

February 5th, 2011

Strathcona Paper Centre
Proceeds for Macpherson House.

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Pancakes and Pansies
Allan Macpherson House
Friday, May 28th, 2011
Doors Open Napanee.
Lennox and Addington
County Museum and
Macpherson House.

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Perennials from the Lady's Garden
At Allan Macpherson House

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Napanee Pipes and Drum Corps in the Garden at
Allan Macpherson House

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

THE WAR OF 1812.Guest Speaker:
Maria Moncur, Queen's University.
Macpherson House

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Judy Wall, Rockwell Gardens, Perth
Macpherson House

Saturday and Sunday,
October 15th and 16th, 2011

Fall Fibre Arts
Macpherson House & County Museum

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

AUTHOR! AUTHOR! Book launch:
Lucy Stover Davison Diary
(edited by Michael Rehner)
Hardships Notwithstanding - Denbigh
(edited by Andrew R. Minigan)
New books for sale at Macpherson House.

Sunday, Nov. 6th, 2011

Allan Macpherson House

Monday, Nov. 28th through
Friday, Dec. 4th, 2011

At Allan Macpherson House

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Lennox and Addington Historical
Society Christmas Party
Macpherson House

Our 2010 Calendar

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010

Debora Simpson Thibault
"Gibbard's of Napanee"

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Ann Jarvis Boa, of Montreal
"The Jarvis Family in Napanee"

Saturday, Sept. 18th, 2010

Charles Beale and friends
"Artist Manly Macdonald

Sunday, Oct. 24th, 2010

Author and Broadcaster, Mary Cook
"Another Place, Another Time."
at Donald Gordon Centre, Kingston
Revenues to benefit Macpherson House.

Sunday, Nov. 7th, 2010


Saturday, Nov. 13th, 2010

AUTHOR, AUTHOR! Books by local authors.
With Special Guest Exhibitor, Linda Corupe.
Revenues to benefit Macpherson House.

November-December, 2010

Re-Live the Dream Lottery
Remembering the 2010 Olympics
to raise funds for the Society.

Monday, Nov. 29th through
Friday, Dec. 10th, 2010


Our 2009 Calendar

Saturday, February 7th, 2009


Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Alexander Gabov, Conservateur
"Sir John A's Nose. The politics of monument preservation in a cold climate."

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Paul Banfield, Queen's University Archivist
"All the Things You Wanted to Know about Queen's Archives, but Were Afraid to Ask!"

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Andrew Macdonald

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Janice Sutton at Macpherson House. Music, music, music!

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Bus Tour of Amherst Island, by Allan Macpherson House

Saturday, September 12th, 2009.

Ann Jarvis Boa, Napanee at the Turn of the Last Century
Joint meeting with St. Mary Magdalene's Anglican Church

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

C.W. "Bill" Hunt, 'Dancing in the Sky'

November-December, 2009

Society 1910-2010 Wall Calendar
to raise funds for the Society.

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Allan Macpherson House

Our 2008 Calendar

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

The Murder of Henry Traill The first correctional services office in Canada to die in the course of duty.
Speaker: David St. Onge, Penitentiary Museum, Kingston

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

"From the British Isles to Upper Canada"
The emigrant experience ...joys, sorrows and new beginnings.
Speaker: Dr. Jane Errington, Royal Military College, Kingston

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Heritage Gardening Speaker: Darcy Lloyd, Heritage Seed and Produce, Westport

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Riverside Cemetery Guide: Charles Gordon
Featuring the Mayors of Napanee

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

"D-Day Remembered" Speaker: Celebrated Canadian author, Ted Barris
A talk in memory of the late Wes Alkenbrack.

Our 2007 Calendar

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Jennifer Bunting spoke on, "The McCabes, the Militia and the Little Brown Mare."

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Roger Litwiller spoke on, "The Corvette Napanee"
The feisty Canadian corvette corps and the Battle for the North Atlantic.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Frank B. Edwards spoke on,"A House Worthy of God: St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Napanee"

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

"A VICTORIAN TEA" to celebrate our 100th anniversary (at Macpherson House).

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

Andrew McDonald spoke on, "The New Amherst Island Project"

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Jane Scott spoke on, "Cheese Factories of Lennox and Addington"

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Marcus Letourneau spoke on, "The Role of a Municipal Heritage Planner"

Our 2006 Calendar

February 23, 2006

"Treasures Among the 2005 Accessions"
Speaker: Musem staff.

March 23, 2006

"Napanee Riverside Cemetery" (A researcher's perspective.)
Speaker: Charles Gordon.

April 27, 2006

"The Salmon River". (In music and pictures.)
Speaker: Stephen Medd.

May 25, 2006

"News from Amherst Island" (The rebirth of an interest in history.)
Speaker: Alan Kidd

September 28, 2006

"Daniel Daverne -- Victim or Scoundrel?" (A story from old Adolphustown.)
Speaker: Clark Theobald and friends from Perth, Ontario.

September 28, 2006

"When I Was a Lad..." (A Tamworth boyhood remembered.)
Speaker: Murray Miller, spoke on Tamworth in the '30's.

October 21, 2006

Patricia Phenix, spoke on the turbulent personal life of
The troubled man who was Canada's first Prime Minister.

November 23, 2006

"A Century of Sweeping -- Curling at Napanee
Joint meeting with Napanee Curling Club and friends.
Christmas Reception Fellowship and a delicious buffet at The Allan Macpherson House.

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