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First Capital Day | Friday, June 15, 2018

Interactive Museum of Health Care Outreach Booth

Celebrate Kingston becoming the First Capital of Canada, through spinning and weaving, rope making, blacksmithing, early medicine, broadsword demonstrations, archaeology displays, and military musters. See an old time medicine show, go on an architectural scavenger hunt, experience the aboriginal way of life, dress up in period costumes, take a Trolley ride through the old 'King's Town,'.

Please visit the City of Kingston's website for more information.

At the Museum of Health Care (32 George Street, just steps away from City Park): We will be open for self-guided tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is by donation. Explore this fascinating museum and National Historic Site to learn about the history of health care in Canada, or pick up “The Astonishing Past of the Kingston General Hospital” pamphlets embark on a self-guided walking tour. This outdoor walking tour takes about 60 minutes and explores the grounds and historic buildings of KGH. For information call 613-548-2419 or email [email protected]

Location: City Park AND the Museum of Health Care
Date: Friday, June 15, 2018
Time: City activities from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm in City Park
Cost: Free

Doors Open Kingston | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Free Community Programming

The imposing, beaux-arts style Ann Baillie Building was originally a student nurses’ residence from 1904 to 1969. Now, it’s the home of the Museum of Health Care with its extensive collection of artifacts. Gallery visits, tours of the archives and children’s activities will allow you to experience the history of health care in Canada.
Free features offered:

• Tours of the Ann Baillie Building National Historic Site
• Behind-the-scenes tours of the Museum of Health Care's collection storage areas
• The Children's Gallery where families can enjoy a free craft area

Location: Ann Baillie Building, Museum of Health Care, 32 George Street
Date & Time: Drop in on Saturday, June 16, 2018 between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Parking: Limited free parking available in Ann Baillie lot & upper GIDRU lot (George Street)
Cost: Free

For more information visit the Doors Open Ontario website.


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