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We're Moving!

As of January 2015, presentations and meetings of the Hastings County Historical Society will be held at Maranatha Centre at 100 College Street West in Belleville. After years of using and enjoying the auditorium at the Quinte Living Centre on Front Street, the Society requires a larger facility. Our presentations are so popular we have simply outgrown it. The Maranatha location offers built-in sound and video systems, comfortable seating for 120-plus people, raised dais for speakers and loads of parking at the door. Yes, there will be coffee. The change of venue was announced by President Richard Hughes at this week's presentation at the QLC. The first presentation, on January 20, 2015, will feature Sir John A. Macdonald and his wife Agnes (re-enacted) to celebrate the 200th birthday of Canada's first prime minister.

New Plans for Community Archives
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Architect Ray Zaback explains the finer points of the new plan for the Community Archives in the Belleville Library Building while Mark Fluhrer, director of recreation, culture and community services, plays the role of an easel to hold up the drawing.
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Jack is a Sell-out!
In commercial terms, we mean. A capacity audience will hear Jack Granatstein, Canada's foremost military author, explain why he believes our nation's greatest military victory was not Vimy. He is speaking at our annual banquet on Saturday, October 25 but no more tickets are available.
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Susanna Moodie Returns to Belleville Harbour

The Hastings County Historical Society, the City of Belleville and Campbell Monuments co-operated to restore an old Susanna Moodie cemetery monument and place it on Freestone Point by the marina in Belleville Harbour. On the windy morning of October 9, an unveiling ceremony involving HCHS President Richard Hughes, Belleville Mayor Neil Ellis and Campbell Monuments representative Gary Foster brought the spirit of Susanna back to the bay. The marble monument is part of the original marker on the grave of Susanna Moodie and her husband John Dunbar Moodie in Belleville Cemetery. It was replaced in 2001.


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Marble Monument Recycled
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October 08, Wednesday
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Jack's Our Lad! Jack Granatstein, one of Canada's best-known writers and reviewers of military history, will be guest speaker at the annual banquet ...Full Story
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