Calendar of Events & Activities

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August 6 or 13, 2016

Traditional Indigenous Medicine of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe

Summer Family Programs for ages 6-12

Join us for a hands-on introduction to traditional Indigenous medicine significant to the Kingston area. Create some “good medicine,” participate in an active journey through the Medicine Wheel, and handle the Four Sacred Medicines. Analyse turn-of-the-century advertisements as they relate to Indigenous imagery, medicines, and cultures. Each workshop will include a special guest speaker.

Recommended for ages 6-12. Accompanying adults welcome. Pre-registration required (spaces are limited).

Location: Museum of Health Care, 32 George Street
Dates: Saturday, August 6 OR Saturday, August 13
Time: 10 am to noon
Cost: Free
Pre-registration required. To register: Call 613-548-2419, email [email protected], or book online.

These sessions are pilot programs for a Grade 5 education program, scheduled to launch this fall. This project is funded by the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area.


June to August 2016

Baby & Toddler Series

Summer Family Programs for ages 0-2

Babies and their guardians can drop in to make friends and explore the science and history of health care through gentle play, crafts, and songs. Suitable for ages 0-2 with adult accompaniment (older siblings are welcome). Participants are encouraged to bring one personal toy or blanket.No registration required.

Location: Museum of Health Care, 32 George Street
Dates: Biweekly Wednesdays: June 8, June 22, July 6, July 20, August 3, August 17
Time: 10 to 11 am
Cost: $3/participant
No registration required.
Information: 613-548-2419 or [email protected]

View/download a poster for this program. Thanks to all who post and distribute!


August 18, 2016

Museums After Hours

The Museum of Health Care will be open late!

Take the opportunity to visit your favourite local museums and art galleries during the upcoming evening event “Museums After Hours”.  A selection of sites will be open later in the evening to welcome visitors who can’t come during the day.  This type of event has long been popular in many European countries, and now Kingston visitors and residents can experience their own heritage and culture institutions in the evening.

Participating Sites are: Agnes Etherington Art Centre - Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre - Museum of Health Care – Canada’s Penitentiary Museum – Frontenac County Schools Museum - Pump House Steam Museum – Miller Museum of Geology - Maclachlan Woodworking Museum -St. George’s Anglican Cathedral.

Location: Museum of Health Care, 32 George Street (and other participating sites)
Date:  August 18, 2016
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Information: Visit and participating museum websites for more information.


October 13-15, 2016

Tours for Queen's University Homecoming

Guided tours of the galleries and collections tell the fascinating history of health care in Kingston and Canada. Family-friendly crafts in the Children's Gallery. Please book tours in advance: [email protected] or 613-548-2419.

Location: Museum of Health Care, 32 George Street
Dates: Thursday, October 13, Friday, October 14, and Saturday, October 15
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Cost: Individuals by donation; Groups $3/participant
Registration and information: Please book tours in advance by calling 613-548-2419 or e-mailing [email protected]


Past Events

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