The Longest Night Exhibit


The Town of Gananoque Civic Collection Presents: 

Winter Solstice, also known as the ‘Longest Night’, has been acknowledged and celebrated for thousands of years, by many different cultures around the world.  This year, the Museum would like to tip our hats to the darkness, and feature some of the less sunny objects in the collection. These interesting items were donated to the Town of Gananoque by residents past and present, who wanted to share their memories with you. Enjoy this walk-by window exhibit at the 1000 Islands History Museum this winter.

Festival of Lights
Once again, this December, heartwarming lights will chase away the gathering gloom! Come and celebrate the changing of the seasons with the 1000 Islands History Museum, as they turn on over 3000 Christmas lights this winter. The lights are free for all to enjoy, and social distancing is easy along the waterfront trail. 

As the loneliness of social distancing threatens to add a deeper “chill” this year, the 1000 Islands History Museum has decided to go “all out” with their Christmas lights. Red, white, green, and multicoloured strands will robe the balconies and bushes in light, while spotlights bathe the building in a cheerful glow. The Griswold’s would be proud!

The Museum is proud to be a part of the Town of Gananoque ‘Festival of Lights’ initiative. As a beautiful waterfront attraction open year-round in Gananoque, the lights will welcome newcomers and locals alike. The Museum would like to thank Celebrate Ontario, FedDev Canada, the Gananoque & 1000 Islands Chamber of Commerce, and the Town of Gananoque, without whose support this project would not have been possible.