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

Dive Against Debris

PADI Aware Dive Against Debris

In partnership with Neptune & Salacia Diving, Swim Drink Fish, Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre and Turtles Kingston, we are celebrating the protection and preservation of the Great Lakes marine environment with a two-part event which aims to bring the community together to take action, celebrate our waterways and engage in their preservation.
Part A - Saturday June 18th, 10am to 2pm, Gord Downie Memorial Pier

Divers and non-divers alike will be working together to remove marine debris from below and above water. Scuba divers and snorkelers are invited to join and help remove as much underwater debris as possible. Find out how you can get involved here.

Part B - Sunday June 19th, 10am to 3pm, 55 Ontario St.

Community groups will be on site offering demonstrations and programming focused on the importance of our Great Lakes freshwater ecosystem and to celebrate this incredible resource. From underwater ecosystems and maritime heritage to the threats they face by human activity, this is a day to come together to celebrate our connections with the Great Lakes and the work being done to protect our waters. This event offers youth, families and visitors within the community an opportunity to have fun and connect with others while learning about the environment and preservation of the Great Lakes.

Stay tuned for more details about participating community organisations.

Our Great Lakes

'Our Great Lakes: celebrating our freshwater resource'

June - December

In partnership with H'art Centre, this multi-program project invites the community to connect with our local waterways by engaging in arts-based workshops, exhibits and performances. From June to December, our respective organizations will be delivering a number of exciting initiatives that engage and empower as many individuals as possible to embrace the Great Lakes as a vital freshwater resource, while providing opportunities for accessible arts-based heritage programs and cross-cultural conversations.
At the Museum, this includes:
  • "Our Great Lakes" weekly educational art-based workshops with H'art Centre artist participants and the public for 10-weeks from June to September.
  • "Our Great Lakes" Public Art Installation at the Museum from October to December featuring the work of H'artists from the summer workshops.

This project is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Kingston and the Area.

Check back for information about registering for public workshops.