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The push to amalgamate

Looking back on twenty years of amalgamation, it is easy to assume that what we see now is what was always going to be;...

Photographic Artists of Merrickville and Kemptville

by Doug MacDonald and Sandy ArcandFrom 1895, when the Pelton brothers, Daniel Edson Pelton (1868-1901) and Charles Cook Pelton (1876-1965), purchased the Samuel Martin...

One hundred and ninety years 1827-2017 Homecoming 190

by Doug MacDonaldOn Sunday May 7, 2017, at 10:30 am, St. James Anglican Church will celebrate 190 years in the community. The congregation invites...

Robert Leslie: Pioneer public servant

by Doug MacdonaldThe signature of Robert Leslie can be found on thousands of documents from Oxford Township and the village of Kemptville between the...

Environmental history project for North Grenville

The North Grenville Historical Society is partnering with noted environmental power couple Dr. Fred Schueler and Aleta Karstad on a major research project...

The First Martyr

Thomas D’Arcy McGee had played an important role in bringing about Confederation. As the only Canadian delegate to have actually toured the Maritimes in...

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...

The Story of Confederation 6

By the end of 1863, the prospects for a union of all the British North American colonies were not looking good. The sudden refusal...
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John Fannin: an extraordinary life

North Grenville has produced many amazing characters, but there can be few who measured up to the life of John Fannin. Born in Kemptville...

Squire Bottum’s House

It could be said that the entire length of Clothier Street west was the Bottum estate, as it was part of the land originally...

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