Every Hammock Has a Story




Here’s to the hammock, the woven string bed and fixture of our pasts. To beach runs and stubbed toes and life out in the backyard. The hammock slowly fell apart,and just like our past friends slowly drifted apart. Our life changed, we grew up. It may seem like a hammock can turn people away because it is a “personal possession” but I see it as an object that people can enjoy together and share with others.”

At the new Carleton Place and Beckwth Heritage Museum display opening March 21st, we celebrate Beckwith’s own Annie Elexey Duff. She was born in 1873 at Oreno Villa, the Duff family home on the shore of Mississippi Lake. Annie was a fascinating woman – a naturalist, painter and avid photographer. As a teenager she worked for Samuel J. Jarvis, an Ottawa photographer, and later spent time working as an illustrator for Vogue Magazine in New York City in the early 1900’s. The Museum’s upcoming summer exhibit will be displaying many of Annie‘s photographs and paintings and exploring local history through her eyes (and lens!).

Drop in to the Museum and see our new exhibition “The Art of Annie E. Duff, Beckwith Photographer and Painter”. Summer hours are Monday through Saturday 10 am to 4 pm and Sundays 1 pm – 4 pm.

267 Edmund Street

Carleton Place, ON

(613) 253-7013
Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum 



Photo by —Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum 

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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