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GO CANADA 150!

 

Sir John A. is back July 23!  Click HERE


FIVE HISTORICAL PLAQUES WILL BE PLACED IN DOWNTOWN BELLEVILLE THIS SUMMER

NEXT: July 26, The Griffin Opera House, 65 Bridge St. E. 2 p.m.

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BANQUET TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON!

 The Society's annual banquet will be held at the National Air Museum in Trenton. Our guests will be the entire 19-member big band, The Commodores, on its 90th anniversary, playing in the shadow of the Halifax bomber.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Andy Sparling will be leading the band AND launching the band's new anniversary book.

Tickets available soon. $65 each.


We have suspended our Presentation Program for the summer.

Our next presentation will be September 19, 2017

NEXT UP!

Hunter of Dreams

A Story of the Underground Railroad

Author Steven Duff will speak on Dr. Alexander Milton Ross, born in Belleville and a 19th century organizer of safe passage to Canada for American black slaves.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

At Maranatha, 100 College Street West, Belleville. 7:30 pm. Everyone welcome. Bring a friend. Park at rear of building and enter directly to meeting room.

LOOKING AHEAD

For a list of presentations in 2017

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY RECEIVES ARCHIVISTS' AWARD

THE HASTINGS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY has won the 2017 Corporate Award from the Archives Association of Ontario for its support and promotion of  the Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County. Development of the Archives was a major project occupying the Society's time and energy over the past decade. The Society raised more than $300,000 towards the construction of the Archives; the rest of the project was supported financially by the City of Belleville and the County of Hastings. This is the first time the Corporate Award has been given to an historical society.

Located in downtown Belleville at 254 Pinnacle Street (the library building), the state-of-the-art research and archival storage facility adds another positive cultural activity in the heart of the capital of Hastings! The public area has been named the Gerry Boyce Reading Room, in honour of Gerry Boyce, author, historian and repository of many of Belleville's best-kept historical sagasl. SEE PHOTOS OF: OPENING OF COMMUNITY ARCHIVES


INSURANCE COMPANY GIVES SOCIETY $25,000

The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group, a union of three former farmers mutual insurance companies, has granted the Historical Society $25,000 as part of its celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary. The Commonwell allocated $150,000 to mark the sesquicentennial, and gave $25,000 to each of six historical or heritage groups for excellence in their areas of expertise. We are very pleased to have been recognized for our ambitious program.


Read the Archives Own Newsletter HERE


Information last updated:

THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017

Hastings County Historical Society

Belleville, Ontario, Canada

Serving the townships, municipalities, and villages of Bancroft, Bangor, Belleville, Carlow, Cashel, Deseronto, Dungannon, Elzevir, Faraday, Frankford, Grimsthorpe, Herschel, Hungerford, Huntingdon, Lake, Limerick, Madoc, Marmora, Mayo, McClure, Monteagle, Murray, Quinte West, Rawdon, Sidney, Stirling, Thurlow, Trenton, Tudor, Tweed, Tyendinaga, Wicklow, and Wollaston, Ontario.


 

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