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Grindstone Island, a summer seminar and retreat venue

Grindstone Island – a private island in Big Rideau Lake, Ontario, Canada – is a venue for small-group seminars and meetings on issues in cultural informatics, owned an operated by Archives & Museum Informatics.

There will not be a formal program offered on Grindstone Island this summer. If you are interested in Grindstone Island as a venue for a group meeting related to our themes, please once you have reviewed our Group Policy (PDF). If you have ideas for programs in the future, please

This beautiful island was the summer home of the first Admiral of the Canadian Navy. Built in the early 20th century around a 19th century core, the main lodge is a shingle style treasure. As well as a family cottage, Grindstone Island has served as a Quaker non-violence training centre (in the 1960s and 70s) and as a co-operative conference centre and children's camp.

Grindstone Island has seminar facilities for approximately 20 participants, and comfortable on-site accommodations. The island has a wireless network with a high-speed connection to the Internet. This setting is perfect for discussion, reflection and learning.

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Grindstone Island is owned and operated by

Archives & Museum Informatics




last updated: June 19, 2014