The Advance Building 206 Prescott Street

Until around 1900, the lots on the west side of Prescott Street south of the Asa Street junction were part of the Anderson &...

The Settlement that passed us by: Part 5 – Settling the land

Although Oxford Township, and later Wolford also, were originally chosen as the site for the Military Settlement planned by the Crown after the War...
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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;...

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 Vanishing People

In Canadian history, there is a fascinating period between the immediate pre-contact period and the arrival of the first Europeans. Archaeology can tell us...

The last invasion

In the summer of 1866, as British America moved slowly towards Confederation, one threat which had been hanging over the provinces for years seemed...

Anderson & Langstaff Store, Prescott Street, Kemptville

This has been the site of a store since at least 1850, when Thomas Baldwin had a cabinet shop here. lt  then became the...

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...

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...

An Easter Oratorio?

Performances of Handel’s great Oratorio, “Messiah”, has become a traditional Christmas favourite in recent decades, but that is not how it was first celebrated....
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