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Hands-on history for 36 years

The story of the iconic log house of the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum spans more a century, but it was 36 years ago that the Reeve of Pittsburgh Township, Hans Westenberg, opened the building as a civically-owned Museum on the grounds of Grass Creek Park. Before it was purchased by the Township, the log house had an interesting history with more than 7 owners until it ended up at 1316...
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Celebrating the diverse texture of Kingston's past, present and future literary arts

Come out to an Evening with Kingston's Poets Laureate on April 30 at the KFPL Central Branch. Kingston has always been a literary city and it has been claimed the first Canadian novel was published here in the 1820s.  Today, Kingston is home to a great number of published writers and it also plays host every year to one of Canada’s favorite literary events, Kingston Writersfest...
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Connecting artists with the Kingston community

One of the main purposes of the Grand OnStage program presented by the City of Kingston is to provide Kingston audiences with opportunities to see artists from across Canada and around the world.  We love having the chance to share these artists with our audiences and we also try to create opportunities for people to meet and learn from these artists as well.  Often those...
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Why culture?

Kingston has long been known as a city that is culturally vibrant.  In fact, when I first started working with the City of Kingston almost 10 years ago, there was already so much going on in terms of music, theatre, art, literature, film, craft and more.  The level of activity that already existed was remarkable but it had also become clear there was more the City could do to...
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Colin Wiginton
Colin Wiginton
Cultural director
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