Merrickville 225:Those were the days

With talk of municipal amalgamations being heard in various quarters today, it is always interesting to look back to a time when the Township...

A celebration of service for the Kemptville Lions Club

As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Lions Club members also celebrate a century of service. The first Lions Club was established in...

Elizabeth Bell Ferguson

Life in Canada was not very easy in the nineteenth century, if you were an intelligent and ambitious woman. Traditional social and family structures...

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...

Throwback Thursdays: Prescott Street, c. 1912

This photograph was taken from the roof of the Maley Building, which stood on the site of the present Rotary Park in Kemptville. The...

The Great Coalition

The politicians and the people of the United Province of Canada looked with something close to despair at the apparently hopeless state of affairs...

Francis Jones: Triumph and tragedy

Francis Jones is one of the most tragic figures in the history of North Grenville, a man who rose to high political office in...

Old Post Office Site Prescott & Reuben Streets

Before the fire of 1873, John Magee, a tailor, had a store on this site. After the fire, he built a new stone building...

The CIBC Site, Prescott & Reuben Streets

This is yet another important site in Kemptville’s history that hides its past well. The first school house in the area was opened here...

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...

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