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Unlocking the Past: Keys to your Home’s Story

  • 20 Apr 2024
  • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Museum of Lennox and Addington, 97 Thomas Street East, Napanee, Ontario, K7R 4B9
The AAO East/est is pleased to offer the following in-person workshop on property research in partnership with the Museum of Lennox and Addington, Napanee. This workshop is targeted towards researchers, but new professionals or anyone seeking to brush up on their skills are welcome! Registration is open until April 18th or all spots are filled.

Unlocking the Past: Keys to your Home’s Story

Are you curious about your house's past, but don't know where to start? Wishing the walls could share their secrets? Come join us on April 20th for an enlightening workshop and learn how to unravel the history of your house. Our guest speaker Megan Hobson will share her professional insight on navigating and interpreting historical records and will equip you with the tools to unlock your own home’s story.

In this two-part workshop, Megan will kick off the first session with an overview of available records and techniques for interpreting them effectively. From census data to property deeds, you'll gain the skills needed to piece together your home's story.

In the second part, dive deeper into practical application. Through insightful case studies of historic properties from Lennox and Addington county, you'll witness firsthand how to uncover the captivating tales woven into the fabric of your own home.

Format: Presentation, examples, discussion.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Location: Museum of Lennox and Addington, 97 Thomas Street East, Napanee, Ontario, K7R 4B9

Cost: $25


Please note pre-registration is required as spots are limited. Registration closes on Thursday, April 18 or when full.

Questions? Contact Heather Wilson, Archivist, Museum of Lennox & Addington,

About the Instructors:

Megan Hobson is a heritage specialist with an MA in Architectural History from the University of Toronto and a Diploma in Heritage Conservation from the Willowbank School of Restoration. Her firm Hobson Heritage Consulting provides a full range of professional heritage planning services for public and private sector clients including heritage reports, heritage permit applications, heritage planning approvals and heritage grant applications. Her practice focuses on sustainable approaches to the renewal and revitalization of heritage buildings and districts through creative collaboration with property owners, approval authorities, community groups,  architects, engineers, sustainability consultants and specialized building trades and crafts.

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