6 Oct 2015
25 Sep 2015
21 Sep 2015
Most often Lanark County Interval House writes about the horror women experience as a result of violence and their need to flee/run from violence. This reality hasn’t ended but in an effort to extend our hand and help these women and their children reach their goals, LCIH is happy to have hosted their first eRace Violence walk/run/cycle event at the Middleville & District Museum in the Lanark Highlands this past Sunday September 13th!
63 pre-registered runners, bikers and walkers, joined by some 13 intense souls who came out to register the morning of, braved the elements and took to the roads with smiles (or perhaps grimaces) but still all in support of the work of Lanark County Interval House!
Despite the rain, the wonderful team at the Middleville Museum along with the dedicated community volunteers made this event a true success, helping LCIH to raise almost $3000 in funds! These funds will stay right here in Lanark County to help local Women and Children flee violence. The success of this first race event highlights this community's commitment to the issues facing many women and their children in Lanark County - thank you.
The event also included bake goods provided by the museum staff, Coutts Coffee, prizes from many local business, race tech-shirts, mini massages for runners by Back on Track Physiotherapy, Yoga provided by Medicine Bird Studio, Fruit from Freshco and Water from Lanark Pure Water! The generosity from our community for this event was unbelievable! Participants included mom’s with their kids, competitive runners & Cyclists and six brave duathlon participants (who ran 5.5km then cycled 16.3km followed by a 9.3km run before calling it a day!) This event honoured the strength and determination that women have to keep themselves and their children safe in an effort to cross their finish line to a life free of threat and violence.
We are grateful to the all who participated and supported this event! We intend to make eRACE Violence an annual event and look forward to increasing participation from across the county in the years to come. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit LCIH.org
15 Sep 2015
9 Sep 2015
12 Aug 2015
Last Sunday, at the Middleville and District Museum, the dastardly deed was done: Don and Mark Hagan cracked the oldTownship safe that originally came to the office about 1905.
The idea for holding a safe-cracking Museum event came from Middleville’s Emma Schonauer, eight years old, who visits the Museum often and became curious about what might be in the huge old safe. Thank you, Emma!
People from the area came to the Museum to watch the safe-cracking team at work – and work they did, patiently drillingout the old lock. Everyone was invited to enter a draw by offering their best guesses about what would be found once the safe was opened. Frankly, no one was sure there’d be anything in there at all – but lo and behold, the rusty, dingy safe turned out to be full of all kinds of old records. The records, which at a glance seem to include receipts, bills and birth and death records, can’t be examined closely at this point, as they are too fragile to be handled. The museum will be consulting people with expertise in preserving such material to explore the finds in more detail.
Joyce Tennant was the lucky winner of the draw, and was happy to be given a Museum T-shirt as her prize.
A big thanks to the Hagans; to Clarence Gemmill and Trevor Porteous for providing terrific music for the event; and to the community for coming out to take part in an historic Middleville moment.
7 Aug 2015
This excellent program at Algonguin not only educates and trains much needed masons but also provides a service to historical organizations to make upgrades to their facilities that would otherwise be completely unaffordable.
Other sites that Algonquin students have been involved with include the Mississippi Textile Museum, the old Beckwith United Church, the Perth Museum (Matheson House), and the Smiths Falls Railway Station (theatre).
While most of the projects are local, Darren has just returned from Churchill Manitoba where he and six students worked on a battery wall at historic Cape Mary for Parks Canada.
The Museum Board and all of its patrons are grateful for all the hard work put in by the students, their instructor, and the college to make these projects happen. The walls look amazing as all the old plaster comes off. With any luck, we may be able to get the front wall done next year!
25 Jul 2015
21 Jul 2015
20 Jul 2015
It'll be a blast (umm, I don't mean that exactly!)