Membership in the Lennox and Addington Historical Society

The Lennox and Addington Historical Society

Incorporated 1907.


Membership in the Lennox and Addington Historical Society is open to all individuals and families with an interest in the history of Ontario and of Lennox and Addington county in particular.


You can download a membership form to print out and mail here. (This is a .pdf file.) Please enclose a cheque payable to Lennox and Addington Historical Society for your choice of membership category above. What constitutes a "family" for membership in the Lennox and Addington Historical Society? By a "family" we mean a nuclear family of two to five persons, for instance a couple and three children.

"Why should you join the Lennox Addington Historical Society?"

Members of the Society can be proud of their role in preserving history in many different ways. A shared interest in history is one of the intangible benefits of membership.

"You don't have to know how to make a donut to enjoy one
And you don't have to be a history professor to enjoy exploring the past."
---- Robert Hammond

Help Us Preserve Local History
Your membership assists the Society to add to our collections. In 1904, the founders of the Society began acquiring locally significant documents and photographs. In 1954, during the presidency of Judge Gerald Smith, the Society established a museum and began actively collecting locally signficant antiques and vintage objects. An agreement with the County of Lennox and Addington (1975) permitted relocation to a better site and in 1976 the former County Jail opened as the Lennox and Addington County Museum.

Support Allan Macpherson House and Park
Your membership helps us maintain Macpherson House, which is also a wonderful place to volunteer. In 1964, the Lennox and Addington Historical Society acquired the former home of Allan Macpherson. Macpherson was a Scottish-born entrepreneur who had much to do with the early history of Napanee. He was also a connection of Sir John A. Macdonald, through marriage. The house was built in about 1826. The Society undertook restoration of the Macpherson House as a Centennial Project, and continues to operate it as an heritage house museum.

Receive Our Newsletter
As part of your annual membership you will receive the Historical Society's Newsletter - The County Chronicle which is published 4 or 5 times per year. The newsletter contains articles about people and places of Lennox and Addington as well as news about the Society's activities.

Enjoy Educating and Entertaining Through Local History
The Lennox and Addington Historical Society offers occasional lectures and other events on topics of interest to our membership. The Society also welcomes participation from members who wish to share their own areas of enthusiasm by submitting articles for The County Chronicle, donating research to the collection or by offering to participate as a speaker.

For more information write to:
The Membership Secretary
Lennox and Addington Historical Society
P.O. Box 392
Napanee, Ontario, Canada K7R 3K9

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This page last updated April 13, 2012.