Calendar of Events & Activities

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Exhibition Opening | July 1, 2017

Quack: the Exhibit That Cures All!  | The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s  |  Growing Pains: the 1867 Crisis at Kingston General Hospital

Free admission, tours, family-friendly activities, and refreshments.

Location: Ann Baillie Building, Museum of Health Care, 32 George Street
Date: Saturday, July 1, 2017
Time: Drop by between 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free
Information: 613-548-2419, [email protected]

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This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.
Ce projet est 
financ en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.


Quarantine Tent | July 1, 2017

Meet time-travellers from the past who are each recovering from a disease that was once common. Discover the amazing history of diseases, vaccination, and prevention

Location: At Artfest Kingston in City Park (just steps away from the Museum of Health Care)
Date: Saturday, July 1, 2017
Time: Drop by between 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free
Information:613-548-2419, [email protected]

This event is a partnership between the Museum of Health Care and Quarantine Tent.

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This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada's 150th, a collaboration between Community Foundation for Kingston & Area, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast. / Cette initiative est rendue possible grce au Fonds communautaire pour le 150e anniversaire du Canada, qui est une collaboration entre Community Foundation for Kingston & Area, les fondations communautaires canadiennes, le gouvernement du Canada et des leaders extraordinaires de l'Atlantique au Pacifique l'Arctique.


Medical Memories Summer Family Program  |  July 8, July 22, August 5, or August 19

A hands-on exploration of over 150 years of medical advancement in Canada. Learn about healthcare practices around the time of Confederation. Handle medical artefacts and learn about treatments for various ailments by asking different 'professionals' for their medical advice - some advice will be scientifically sound and some will be quackery! Create and take home your own home remedy to a common ailment from the 1800s. Conclude your journey through Canada's medical history with an engaging talk about medicine and health care presented by a special guest!

Recommended for ages 6-12.

Location: Museum of Health Care, 32 George Street
Dates: Every other Saturday in July and August (July 8, July 22, August 5, OR August 19)
Time: 10:00 am to noon
Cost: $3 per participant (no charge for accompanying adults)
Pre-registration required. 
To register
: call 613-548-2419, email [email protected], or book online.



Lots of Tots | July 14, 2017

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. Summer famil programs for ages 0-2 with adult accompaniment (older siblings are welcome).

Location: Museum of Health Care, 32 George Street
Date: 2nd Friday of the month, all summer: June 9, July 14, and August 11, 2017
Time: 10 to 11 am
Cost: By donation (suggested $3)
No registration required.
Information: 613-548-2419 or [email protected]

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Past Events

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