OTF Supports Virtual Programming at Museum of Health Care

Support from OTF allowed the Museum to continue its services and adapt its outreach to school-aged children despite the obstacles imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. As with so many other businesses and organizations, the Museum of Health Care has had to find new ways to engage with the public having been closed (then open, then closed) over the past two years. … More OTF Supports Virtual Programming at Museum of Health Care

It’s GivingTuesday and today your donation counts more than ever!

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, taking place each year after Black Friday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community comes together for GivingTuesday. Learn more at www.givingtuesday.ca. … More It’s GivingTuesday and today your donation counts more than ever!

Museum hosts event celebrating the 125th anniversary of arrival of x-rays in Kingston

On Tuesday, November 16th the Museum of Health Care was pleased to host a virtual event celebrating the 125th anniversary of the arrival of x-ray technology in Kingston.

Presented by the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, the presentation included a history of x-ray technology from 1896 to present. … More Museum hosts event celebrating the 125th anniversary of arrival of x-rays in Kingston

Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the arrival of the x-ray in Kingston

In partnership with Kingston Health Science Centre’s Department of Diagnostic Radiology, the Museum of Health Care is hosting a virtual talk and in-person museum tours to celebrate the arrival of the x-ray in Kingston 125 year ago. Zoom Event Museum Tours The Museum will be conducting in-person tours and will have special displays of historic … More Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the arrival of the x-ray in Kingston

The Lived Experience of COVID-19 in Canada presentation recording available

Savannah Sewell (MARF 2021) presented the results of her project, in which she endeavored to create a holistic and human narrative focused account of the lived experience of COVID-19. Savannah spoke to the hurdles and highlights of her experience in amassing a foundational COVID-19 Collection for the Museum of Health Care, and offered examples of the artifacts and narratives collected. … More The Lived Experience of COVID-19 in Canada presentation recording available

“Sick City” Outdoor Guided Tour Tickets Now on Sale

Walk in the footsteps of some of Kingston’s earliest residents and arrivals as they engage in a quest for health care in the Limestone City. The story of establishment of one of Canada’s oldest public hospitals, Kingston General Hospital, is one full of success and sacrifice, triumph and tragedy. Join us for a fascinating look into the lives of those that lived, arrived and died here, as we unlock the secrets of Kingston’s medical history. … More “Sick City” Outdoor Guided Tour Tickets Now on Sale

Creating an Outdoor Walking Tour

This summer, I had the opportunity to complete a thorough revamp of the Outdoor Tour program that the Museum has offered for many years. It was a long and tedious but ultimately rewarding process. With this in mind, I thought it might be helpful or interesting to others to explain how I went about the project to transform a few abstract ideas into a polished Museum product, ready for the public to enjoy for years to come. … More Creating an Outdoor Walking Tour