See below for a list of exciting upcoming event at the Museum's national historic site location at 55 Ontario St!


Special Speaker Event featuring Rick Revelle

The Museum is pleased to offer a special speaker event with local author, Rick Revelle, in parallel with the display of the Algonquin Birch Bark Canoe built in Kingston in September 2020 by Chuck Commanda, Master Canoe Maker and Traditional Knowledge Keeper. This build was in collaboration with the Friends of Kingston Inner Harbour and members of Kingston's Urban Indigenous community.

Brigantines St Lawrence II and Pathfinder

Indigenous Water Travel in the 1300s and Beyond

with Rick Revelle

2 December 2021 at 7pm at 55 Ontario St.

Rick joins the Museum to share his knowledge of Indigenous water travel in the pre-contact period. Join us as we explore the Great Lakes region before the building of roads and bridges, when knowledge of the waterways was a means of survival. Rick touches upon Indigenous trade routes, warfare and the role of the canoe using an extensive collection of artifacts.

Rick is the author of The Algonquin Quest series. The series follows an Algonquin Native family unit as they fight to survive in the harsh climate of warfare, survival from the elements and the constant quest for food during the pre-contact period of 1320-1350s. The series takes place in the St Lawrence Valley, the Great Lakes and the Rocky Mountains. Rick introduces readers to the Algonquin, Anishinaabe, Lakota, Mi´kmaq, Mohawk, and Lakȟóta, languages as they are used in the vernacular in the four novels. The last of the series, Algonquin Legacy, is set to release in 2021.

Rick is a member of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation and is a Knowledge Keeper with the Limestone District and Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic School Boards.

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Public Open House


Sunday 5 December from 2-4pm

55 Ontario St. Kingston, ON

It's an exciting season at the Marine Museum - we've sailed home and our doors are once again open to the public. Our storefront gallery is open to visitors with a display of ship models and artifacts, and our NEW guided tour of the Kingston Dry Dock and Pumphouse National Historic Site is open for booking.

To celebrate, we're welcoming our neighbours - near and far - to an Open House event on Sunday 5 December from 2-4pm. We invite you to visit the space, explore the history and meet the team.

Kids of all ages are welcome to take part in our on-site and take-home activities. Great family event before going skating or enjoying a cup of cocoa.

Proof of full vaccination or exemption and valid ID will be required.

Public Open House