Brockville's Annual Winter Lecture Series resumes February 2018!
Now in it's 15th year, the Brockville Museum will host its annual winter lecture series running for 5 weeks commencing February 6th at 10 a.m. Once again there will be a wide variety of topics being presented. All lectures are held in the Carriage Hall of the museum and run for approximately 2 hours each. The series has become increasingly popular over the last few years and sell-outs have become the norm, so purchasing your seat early is a must to avoid disappointment.
February 6th: archivist and author, Jennifer Anderson from Library and Archives Canada, who will trace a historical perspective on “fake news”, distorted messages, misinformation and disinformation, and the role played by archivists, librarians, curators and other public historians in countering manipulated narratives, with a focus on the Cold War era and the present day.
February 13th: Danny Doyle returns to the Brockville Museum to explore the fate of the Irish language in Canada and the immigrants who spoke it. Danny is a celebrated educator, writer and musician who blends historical research, poetry and music in to his popular lectures.
February 20th: McMaster University Library’s Map Specialist, Gord Beck joins us for a unique look at the development and use of aerial photography in WWI. The Great War was the first to make extensive use of aerial photography thanks to the airplane—still in its infancy—which offered a vitally important platform from which to view the enemy.
February 27th: Food historian and writer, Sarah Hood, from Toronto, presents “What We Ate: A Cook’s Tour of Canadian Food History” on February 27th. Sarah will offer a brief sketch of the ingredients, food businesses and cooking technology that have influenced the meals on Canadian tables from the late 1600s until recent times.
March 6th: Historian and author, Ken Watson will present “The Rideau Route: Exploring the Pre-Canal Waterway”. Ken offers a visual presentation of the almost fifty years of surveying and mapping that took place leading up to the construction of the Canal that we know today.
Cost for the five-lecture series is only $40, or $10 per lecture. Light refreshments will be served during the break. Lectures will be presented at the Brockville Museum, 5 Henry St., Brockville, starting at 10am. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. To purchase your seat you are welcome to phone us at (613) 342-4397, stop by the museum or go to select individual lecture dates or to purchase tickets for the entire series (a saving of $10). Due to the popularity of the series, we cannot accept reservations without payment.
Talk & Tea! Now 2nd Thursday of every month! 2 p.m. in the Carriage Hall. Admission $2 (free for museum members).
- February 8: Brockville & the Seaway
- March 8: Curator’s Corner (exhibits) - with Curator/Director Natalie Wood
- April 12: The Iroquois Confederacy – with author Michael L. Hart
go to Talk & Tea for more program listings.
*topics may be subject to change
Museum@Night - three very different evenings at the Brockville Musuem, March 23rd, April 20th, & June 1
Explore the museum like never before through a series of three uniquely themed after-hours events…live music will be playing, there will be special entertainment and hands-on activities, a unique snack selection for each event, and a cash bar.
Friends of the Brockville Museum Used Book Sale April 9 -13!
Come browse our selection of quality used books donated by our community. Always a great selection at amazing prices. We accept donations of gently used books within the month prior to the sale.
Kitsch & Collectibles Silent Auction: October 12 & 13, 2018
What treasures will you find? This annual Silent Auction organized by the Friends of the Brockville Museum features a variety of antiques and collectibles donated for the purposes of the silent auction by our community. Always an amazing select of treasures. Donations of quality items (of the kitsch and collectible variety) are always welcomed.