Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup: The Baby Killer

The following blog post was contributed by Alysha Strongman, who is the Museum of Health Care’s Collections Technician for the summer of 2017.  Alysha recently graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston with a BAH in Classics, and is excited to be working with ‘newer’ artefacts than she is used to, as she helps to catalogue … More Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup: The Baby Killer

Dispelling childhood fears about medicine and the hospital

The following blog post was written by Derek Oxley,  2013-2014 Work Study (Queen’s University) Curatorial Assistant Although my own recollections are a bit hazy, my mother will attest to the fact that when I had to be taken to the doctor as a small child I behaved like a perfect hellion: stomping feet and throwing … More Dispelling childhood fears about medicine and the hospital

Kingston Museums Summer Staff Round Robin

For the third year in a row, members of the Kingston Association of Museums, Galleries and Historic Sites were invited to participate in a Round Robin Professional Development day. Once again the event was organized by the Museum of Health Care at Kingston, with the goal of introducing local museum summer staff (all students starting … More Kingston Museums Summer Staff Round Robin

Thank you for your Patronage to our Hall of Honour Exhibits at Kingston General Hospital

Curator’s Blog guest post written by Collections Intern Tanya Szulga:Over the past twenty years the Museum of Health Care has created exhibits for the Kingston General Hospital’s Hall of Honour. Recently KGH staff is working on a new redesign of this area and as part of that design process asked the museum to remove the … More Thank you for your Patronage to our Hall of Honour Exhibits at Kingston General Hospital