Oxford Mills

Oxford Mills in 1890, and in 2010! "This section of Water Street shows the old Methodist Church on the right, and the Presbyterian Church...

Larry and Anstace Esmonde-White

Long before the current interest in local food initiatives, two residents of North Grenville were spreading the word on television across North America and...

The Block house: a Rideau Canal icon

The Block house beside the Rideau Canal locks is one of the most iconic of Merrickville’s sights. Built 185 years ago, in 1832, it...

The red and white bricks of Merrickville-Wolford

by the Merrickville and District Historical Society As you drive towards Easton’s Corners on highway 16, just between Allan’s Tool Shed and Wolford Public School,...

Odd Fellows Hall, 119 Clothier St. East

Built in 1859 by Joseph Bower, a leading merchant in the community in the latter half of the century, it was run by Bowers...

Asa Street after the 1910 fire

Kemptville has been plagued by serious fires throughout its history, and the corner of Prescott and Asa streets has been the source of some...

Maplewood, Oxford Mills

This was actually the third school built to serve the School Section. The number of pupils grew  and a larger building was needed. Maplewood,...

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...

Rachel Swedlove: survivor and supporter

When Rachel Swedlove arrived in Kemptville in 1929, she had already lived more than many people manage in a lifetime. Born Rachel Achber, in...

Kemptville Business Directory:

This is, in fact, quite a selective list of businesses which were operating in the North Grenville area in the 1860's. A much fuller...

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