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The Brockville Museum 

Lecture Series

Single tickets $15.00 + Applicable Fees

Early Bird Lecture Series $35.00 + Applicable Fees (On or before January 31st)

Lecture Series $40.00 + Applicable Fees (After January 31st)

Single tickets available online.

To purchase series tickets please call the box office at 613-342-7122

Door open at 9:30 a.m.

Lectures begin at 10:00 a.m.

February 7 - Adrian Harewood

Adrian Harewood – Recognizing & Affirming Ourselves in Pursuit of Freedom: Reflecting on Black Canadian Newspapers 1851-1991

Kicking off the series on February 7th is well-known journalist, former CBC radio and news host, and Associate Professor at Carleton University, Adrian Harewood, speaking on the historical significance of Black Canadian newspapers and the critical roles they’ve played in the construction of Black communities.


February 14 - Simge Erdogan O’Connor

Simge Erdogan O’Connor – The Unique History of Murney Tower Museum

On February 14th, Murney Tower Museum Curator and Manager, Simge Erdogan-O’Connor, will detail the unique history and architecture of the iconic nineteenth-century military fortification, National History Site, and now museum in Kingston. Erdogan-O’Connor is an international museum professional and scholar who specializes in the history of Western museums, contemporary museum practice, and cultural diplomacy; she is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at Queen’s University.


February 21 - Anne Trepanier

Anne Trepanier – Of Monsters & Marriages: Imaginations of Confederation in Print (1844-1867)

On February 21st, historian and professor at Carleton University, Anne Trepanier, will share illustrative and print representations of Confederation drawn from serious and satirical newspapers of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Canada East, and Canada West before their entry into Confederation in 1867, showcasing how the imagination of Confederation was the result of the tension between the perils of assimilation and that of belonging.


February 28 - Jake Breadman

Jake Breadman – An Environmental History of the War of 1812

To close out the series, Jake Breadman, Ph.D. student at Queen’s University, will shed an environmental light on the War of 1812, particularly in the Niagara Peninsula, to reveal the interconnections between the conflict, its many participants, and the environment, in his presentation on February 28th.