Collecting Histories

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This project complements the Collecting Histories exhibition at the PumpHouse, which explores the City of Kingston Civic Collection’s special role in engaging and inspiring us through the history of our own community. The opening of the PumpHouse was delayed this year due to COVID-19, so we came online to share some of the collections and messages from the exhibition with you. At the same time, we asked you to tell us about your own objects and stories that you wanted to share with the community.

We're thrilled that the PumpHouse is now open, but this online conversation continues! It's a


This project complements the Collecting Histories exhibition at the PumpHouse, which explores the City of Kingston Civic Collection’s special role in engaging and inspiring us through the history of our own community. The opening of the PumpHouse was delayed this year due to COVID-19, so we came online to share some of the collections and messages from the exhibition with you. At the same time, we asked you to tell us about your own objects and stories that you wanted to share with the community.

We're thrilled that the PumpHouse is now open, but this online conversation continues! It's a unique opportunity to explore the artifacts that we have in our Civic Collection, the collections of residents who would like to share, and how we can and will remember this unique period in Kingston’s history.

Share your stories and images with us to be considered for future museum exhibits and/or cultural programming to highlight the community’s pandemic experience.

For more details on this project, see the PumpHouse’s website.