Heritage Day happening at armoury on Feb. 19

By Lindsay Advocate

The Kawartha Lakes Museum & Archives is hosting a new event at the Victoria Park Armoury on Feb. 19.

The Kawartha Lakes Museum & Archives is pleased to host an engaging new Heritage Day family event on Monday, February 19, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Victoria Park Armoury, 210 Kent St W, Lindsay. This event is free to attend.

The following organizations are joining the museum in presenting different presentations and displays related to local heritage topics:

Doug Paterson of the Fort Ranch, Balsam Lake

The Boyd Heritage Museum

Truth & Reconciliation Community Bobcaygeon

Manvers Historical Society

City of Kawartha Lakes – culture and heritage programs

Beaverton Thorah Eldon Historical Society

Cannington Historical Museum

Sunderland & District Historical Society

Sara Walker-Howe, author, Historic Citizens of Kawartha Lakes (winner of a 2023 Osprey Heritage Award)

Kawartha Lakes Writers

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 67 Sir Sam Hughes

Kawartha Lakes Public Library

There will be a series of speaker presentations including:

11 a.m. – Doug Paterson: Topic – George Laidlaw (1828 – 1889) The man, the railways, and his impact on the growth of rural Ontario.

12 p.m. – Larry Doble, Sunderland & District Historical Society: Topic –  Brock Township Coat of Arms and the historical symbols in it.

1 p.m. – Sara Walker-Howe, author of Historic Citizens of Kawartha Lakes will discuss her book and share some stories of the interesting people that make up Kawartha Lakes history.

2 p.m. – Speaker Panel: Youth in Museum Careers – Join members of our museum team to learn about the different jobs that they do, their backgrounds, stories from the collection and more with a Q&A.

Interactive activities presented by Kawartha Lakes Museum & Archives will also include:

The Museum of Everything Storywalk – Experience the popular book by author Lynne Rae Perkins, with interactive stops along the walk.

Lithograph Art Lab – Learn about how the popular Currier & Ives lithograph art (1835-1907) was created while expressing your own creativity individually or as part of a group.

Lindsay Daily Post online research experience – Come investigate our newest online resource of Lindsay Daily Post newspapers from 1906-1974. Guests can search for their family, a business, or any topic of interest.

For more information visit klmuseumarchives.ca, email , or telephone 705-324-3404.


  1. Joan Abernethy says:

    Looks like a very woke event. “No Conservatives, no dogs, no political or heritage narrative diversity”.

    • Clarence Keenan says:

      Excuse me I can tell you a lot about politics I can discuss without partisanship about our democracy and governance Please do not insult me or my colleagues. Please attend the event and tell me all about your concerns I will be awake but not woke. Just so you know I do not support american style politics like tossing out nothing words since my family were Tories expelled from the USA

  2. Jan and Peter Sanderson says:

    Looks like a wonderful family event to celebrate our local heritage.
    Keep up the great work klmuseum and archives.
    J and P Sanderson

  3. Darlene Polito says:

    Congratulations and a big thank you to the Museum staff and all the people who generously gave their time and energy to this wonderful project. Lindsay has a rich history to explore and celebrate. I look forward to attending!

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