See below for a list of exciting upcoming event at the Museum's national historic site location at 55 Ontario St!

 

Special Speaker Event featuring Rick Revelle

The Museum is pleased to offer a special speaker event with local author, Rick Revelle, in parallel with the display of the Algonquin Birch Bark Canoe built in Kingston in September 2020 by Chuck Commanda, Master Canoe Maker and Traditional Knowledge Keeper. This build was in collaboration with the Friends of Kingston Inner Harbour and members of Kingston's Urban Indigenous community.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to have significant impacts throughout our communities, the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston is committed to supporting the community through this time of heightened risk and uncertainty. We consider the safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors paramount.
 
Due to the rising COVID-19 case count in the local area, the Museum has opted to switch to virtual delivery via YouTube live-stream. We're sorry we won't be able to welcome you in-person at this time, but feel it is the best course of action given the current situation. Anyone who has registered for this event will receive a link to the live-stream.
Brigantines St Lawrence II and Pathfinder

Indigenous Water Travel in the 1300s and Beyond

with Rick Revelle

2 December 2021 at 7pm via YouTube live-stream

Rick joins the Museum to share his knowledge of Indigenous water travel in the pre-contact period. Join us as we explore the Great Lakes region before the building of roads and bridges, when knowledge of the waterways was a means of survival. Rick touches upon Indigenous trade routes, warfare and the role of the canoe using an extensive collection of artifacts.

Rick is the author of The Algonquin Quest series. The series follows an Algonquin Native family unit as they fight to survive in the harsh climate of warfare, survival from the elements and the constant quest for food during the pre-contact period of 1320-1350s. The series takes place in the St Lawrence Valley, the Great Lakes and the Rocky Mountains. Rick introduces readers to the Algonquin, Anishinaabe, Lakota, Mi´kmaq, Mohawk, and Lakȟóta, languages as they are used in the vernacular in the four novels. The last of the series, Algonquin Legacy, is set to release in 2021.

Rick is a member of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation and is a Knowledge Keeper with the Limestone District and Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic School Boards.

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Public Open House

 

POSTPONED due to the rising number of local COVID-19 cases

55 Ontario St. Kingston, ON

It's an exciting season at the Marine Museum - we've sailed home and our doors are once again open to the public. Our storefront gallery is open to visitors with a display of ship models and artifacts, and our NEW guided tour of the Kingston Dry Dock and Pumphouse National Historic Site is open for booking.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to have significant impacts throughout our communities, the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston is committed to supporting the community through this time of heightened risk and uncertainty. We consider the safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors paramount.
 
Due to the rising COVID-19 case count in the local area, the Museum has opted to postpone this event. We're sorry we won't be able to welcome you in-person at this time, but feel it is the best course of action given the current situation.
 
Public Open House