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Alex Paton's Telegraphy School at the Academy Theatrein-person Doors Open Kawartha Lakes


  • In-person
  • 2022 theme: Design
  • Kid-friendly
  • Washrooms
Alex Paton's Telegraphy School at the Academy Theatre

In 1906, retired railroader Alex Paton (d. 1947) began a school of telegraphy on the second floor of what is now the Academy Theatre. During Doors Open, members of the Maple Leaf Chapter of the Morse Telegraph Club will recreate the spirit of this school with demonstrations in the Academy's second-floor Guild Room. Stop by and send a souvenir telegram!

Contact info

2 Lindsay Street South
Lindsay, Ontario
E-mail: helen@academytheatre.ca


Year built: 1892
Building type:Historical landmarkTheatre
Architect: W. Blackwell
Architectural style:Romanesque revival

Dates/hours open

Sep 08, 10:00am - Sep 08, 04:00pm

Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.