This series will give you some history about museums in general. It will also include lectures about 2 local museums.
Series A – $40/person, 3 lectures
New: Lectures may have available seats at $20.00. Call ahead for single availability.
Where and when:
All lectures start at 10am and are held at Crossroads United Church, 690 Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd unless otherwise stated. See “Things You Should Know” section on homepage for other routine details.
23 March to 13 April 2018
Links to some of our speakers may be available here if you wish to learn more.
March 23: Mary Shaw, Educator, Seniors Association Kingston Region.
Not Just a “Cabinet of Curiosities” Where did the idea for museums come from and what were the earliest examples? Explore within a historical context whether museums have lived up to or exceeded their original expectations.
March 30: NO Lecture Good Friday
April 6: Tom Riddolls, Curator, MacLachlan Woodworking Museum
“One Man’s Vision”. It’s been half a century since Sandy MacLachlan first opened a company ledger and wrote “Woodworker’s musuem” at the top of the page. The building has moved. It has changed ownership, and the exhibits found within have covered a wide range of topics. One thing has stayed the same however – an interest in the community involvement and bringing traditional skills to new audiences. Trace the last 50 years and look into what the future holds for the Mac.
April13: Annette Gillis, Curator, Military Communications and Electronics Museum.
Explore the collections and exhibitions of the museum. The speaker will focus on the end of the First World War and highlight the upcoming new display on Camp X, the top secret training school for spies located in Ontario.