Soldiers, Sailors & Jailors

Take a closer look at Museums, Art Galleries & Historic Sites of Kingston

On July 25, 2017, Bring your Thing had our seventh event of the year with the theme Soldiers, Sailors, and Jailors at the Portsmouth Tavern. We were very excited for this month’s theme as Soldiers, Sailors, and Jailors have all made great contributions to the City of Kingston and have shaped this city’s history. We called the the community to action to share important stories, artifacts, souvenirs etc., and we can honestly say the people did not disappoint. We had many amazing artifacts that represented Canada and Kingston’s rich military, corrections and marine history.

We were fortunate enough to have Mr. Samwell bring in multiple museum worthy items. Among these was a sexton from a lifeboat from 1941, which he made sure to mention still works! He also had morphine syringe designed for battlefield use during the Boer War, from 1901. Mr. Samwell also brought in a Queen Mary cigarette…

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