Meetings

Guests and visitors are always welcome.  The Seniors Centre is at 56 Francis Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The meetings include a brief business report and a guest speaker followed by a question period and refreshments. Talks are usually illustrated and cover many aspects of regional history.


January 1st 2018: Kingston Historical Society begins its 125th year. Watch CKWS coverage here..

Wednesday September 19th: 7.30 at the Seniors Centre, Bob Banks will talk on

    “Reassessing the Age and Origin of the Two Royal Navy Buildings on Point Frederick”

Wednesday October 17th: 7.30 at the Seniors Centre, Four members of the Red Barons will talk on

           “She shoots! She scores!”,

a presentation by four players of the well-known and much loved pioneer female hockey team of the 60s and 70s, the “Red Barons”. Other members of the team will be present to reminisce and answer questions. Without the pioneering efforts of these remarkable women, Canada would not be able to boast of our prowess in women’s hockey today and in years past. They will bring artifacts and photos of the “good ole days” when they were the first organised female hockey team in Kingston as well as the winners (and organisers) of many competitions and tournaments.

Wednesday November 21st: 7.30 at the Seniors Centre, Peter Gower will talk on

    “The Kingston Legacy of George Taylor Richardson”

Sir John A. Macdonald Events

Thursday, June 6th at 1:30 pm : The Kingston Historical Society hosts a Commemoration Service for Sir John A. Macdonald at his gravesite in the Cataraqui Cemetery National Historic Site on the June 6th, every year Information: Alan MacLachlan, Commemoration Service Chair. (613) 549-8841 or (613) 453-7078 (cell).  Email:  alaguide20@gmail.com

The annual Sir John A Birthday Dinner has been replaced by a February Heritage Dinner

The Canadian Heritage Dinner

The first Canadian Heritage Dinner, sponsored by the KHS, will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 to coincide with Heritage Week celebrations. The theme of the talks will complement Heritage Week. The location will remain at the Senior Staff Mess, Royal Military College. Further details will follow in Limelights in the fall.

Outside Events of historical interest to which the public are invited

Thursday July 26th: 4.00 at the RCHA 3rd floor, the Frontenac Heritage Foundationis hosting a book launch for Dorothy Farr and her new book :
House Beautiful: Decorated Terra Cotta and Tiles in Kingston Architecture.”

At the book launch, people can take part in a short walk to see some of the terracottas, and then return to the venue for book signing and light refreshments. The book will be available for purchase and signing at the event and will also be available for purchase at Novel Idea. For more information, contact either Shirley Bailey, or 343-363-1901, or Dorothy Farr or 613-544-5730.