As the summer (we had a summer?) comes to an end, the new season of public talks and events for the North Grenville Historical Society [NGHS] is near. On September 13, the first public meeting takes place at the Court House, 15 Water Street in Kemptville, when Kay Rogers, co-author of “At Home in Tay Valley” will be speaking on “Emigrants”. She will be looking at the question of why people in the Nineteenth Century left their homes, families and friends in Britain and Ireland to come to Eastern Ontario to begin a new life what, to them, was a wilderness. The talk will be illustrated with maps, paintings and photographs.
Then, on September 30, the NGHS will hold its third annual Car Rally along with the annual Fundraising Dinner. This year, there will also be a special hiking route for those who would prefer an environmentally friendly option. All money raised will go towards the purchase of updated computers to improve our ability to maintain, access, and protect the information stored in the archives.
The Dinner will take place on the same day, September 30, with cocktails beginning at 5:00 pm. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm. There will be a Silent Auction beginning at 5:00 pm (cash or cheque only). You may choose to participate in the Rally, enjoy the Dinner, or both.
Tickets for the Rally-and-Dinner combo cost $25.00 per person, Dinner only, $20.00. Tickets are available online at the NGHS website, by phone at 613-258-4401, or locally at Geronimo’s (cash only). For those purchasing tickets online or by phone, please pay by cheque or e-transfer ([email protected]) made to the order of the North Grenville Historical Society and mail to NGHS, Box 1239, Kemptville ON K0G 1J0. Include your e-mail address so we can confirm your start time.
The Rally will begin at 9:00 am. You may request a specific later start-time when you purchase your tickets. This is a fun event. Get a team together! Bring the kids! They will have a great time and may even learn something about local history.