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Welcome to the official MAC blog. The interpreters are ready to bring our collections to life at the museum and the hope is that this virtual extension of our museum will bring woodworking knowledge to the masses.

The Mac is rich with culture and our summers are jam packed with engaging exhibits and fun events and activities for all ages.

We will feature posts about our exhibits, events, visitors, our grounds, interviews, and fun DIY projects for the whole family. We are excited to start this new branch of our museum and look forward to seeing what this season will bring.

 

The Kingston Woodturners

Posted on Jul 22, 2016

The Kingston Woodturners

Hey everyone! I would like to introduce you to the Kingston Woodturners. The Woodturners are a group of local Kingston craftspeople with an interest in woodturning. Their main initiative is to bring people in the Kingston area together through education and social community activities. They hold monthly meetings as well as ‘learn n turn’ sessions, and are often present at other events around the city to demonstrate their woodturning. Sometimes the club holds sales of items made by its members...

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DIY Shelf

Posted on Jul 17, 2016

DIY Shelf

Everywhere I turn I see a new DIY craft idea more clever than the next. As a part of this blog I have decided to try out some of the fun DIY projects I’ve seen on the web to show everyone that they are fun way to add some handmade touches to your home or office. Today I made a popsicle stick shelf¬– something I’ve been seeing everywhere lately. I found the craft on Nifty (via Facebook) and to my surprise it was actually quite easy to make. Here’s how I did it: Most of the items you will need...

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We’re Making an Exhibit

Posted on Jul 12, 2016

We’re Making an Exhibit

Hello Mac Blog Readers! I have some exciting news for you¬–the summer students are making an exhibit! Myself, Jude, and Louisa have decided to transform the space in the log house that is currently on the Identity of the Lumberjack into something completely different. Our inspiration to take on this project came from some observations we have made during our time here thus far. We have noticed that visitors often come in to the museum because they themselves are woodworkers and often times...

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Make a Day of It

Posted on Jun 28, 2016

Make a Day of It

The Mac is out at Grass Creek Park, just a 15 minute drive from downtown Kingston. It’s a nice drive out and a beautiful spot for a museum. The best part is that there is so much out here to see and do. Make your trip out to the Mac a full day adventure with one of these ideas. Aside from the museum itself, Grass Creek Park has so much to offer. From a sandy beach with a designated swimming area, to picnic tables, a playground, and an off leash dog park, we have it all. Everything you need for...

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The Hands on the Keyboard

Posted on Jun 16, 2016

The Hands on the Keyboard

Hi, I’m Amanda one of three summer students at the museum and your official Mac Blogger for the season. I just completed my third year of studies in Art History and Education and Queen’s University. My passion for museum studies is what led me to the Mac and my interest in social media is what has inspired me to blog. I would love to hear what you have to say so feel free to contact me with any suggestions regarding content you would like to see!

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