Kemptville’s Cold War secret

At the height of the Cold War, the Canadian Government took steps to ensure the Continuity of Government in the event of a nuclear...

The Ferguson House, 506 Prescott Street, Kemptville

This lovely house is a reminder of Kemptville’s past. In 1844, John Clothier sold 9 acres of land to John Rath. This property covered...

It was 20 years ago today…

Societies have always seen natural phenomena as portents, signs of good or ill, marking some major historic event. If that’s the case, then the...

Photographic Artists of Merrickville and Kemptville

(Photo courtesy Jean Joyner Newans) C.C.P. Pelton wedding portrait of Mary Elma Newans and Thomas W. Halfpenny April 26, 1905. In 1905 Mr. Halfpenny was...

Riverside Park, 1908

In 1902, the Kemptville Council bought Riverside Park from the Bottom family, who had owned it for decades. It was decided that the Village...

Can you identify these photographs?

These two historic photographs have managed to defeat the best efforts of people to identify the place and the person. Can you help? The...

Throwback Thursday

#ThrowbackThursday - This photo is of the old post office that used to be located on Prescott Street in Kemptville. Do you know exactly...

Leslie Hall

Leslie Hall has served the community for over one hundred and ten years, opening its doors to the most varied collection of activities one...

Throwback Thursdays – Prescott Street at Asa

Two photos for the price of one! This is the corner where the old Scotia Bank building stands today, across the road from Geronimo...

Echoes of Kemptville past

by Melanie LowOne of my hobbies that was boxed up and put in storage when baby raising started was a curiosity for tracking inscriptions...

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