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.

Saturday May 20th: Murney Tower opens.

Wednesday June 6th: 1.30 at the graveside of Sir John A Macdonald, Cataraqui Cemetery, Patrice Dutil will talk on

” Sir John: At Rest: What it meant; what it means”.

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, Janice Sutton will talk on

    “Women Hockey Pioneers in Kingston”

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

Wednesday, 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. Patrice Dutil will talk on ” Sir John: At Rest: What it meant; what it means”. Information: Alan MacLachlan, Commemoration Service Chair. (613) 549-8841 or (613) 453-7078 (cell).  Email:  alaguide20@gmail.com The alternate location in case of unfavourable weather: Christ Church Parish Centre, 990 Sydenham Road, Kingston

Saturday January 12th 2019: The 19th annual Sir John A Birthday Dinner. Watch for further details.

Outside Events to which the public are invited

Saturday May 19: 10.00 a.m.  at the Seniors Centre, organised by the Kingston Branch of the OGS, James Brownell will speak on “The Lost Villages and Genealogy Records.”

Wednesday May 30: 6:00 p.m. at Minos Village Restaurant, 2762 Princess Street, the Annual Banquet of the Kingston Chapter of the United Empire Loyalists, . Jennifer DeBruin will speak on “The History of Slavery along the St. Lawrence River”. All welcome, but meals must be pre-ordered. For details, visit here

Wednesday, June 6: 7.00 p.m. at the Agnes Etherington. The Frontenac Heritage Foundation Annual General Meeting Afterwards, at about 8 p.m., Sue Bazely will give a talk and tour of the show about the art of Charles F. Gibson which she has curated for the Agnes. Here is the link for more information: https://agnes.queensu.ca/exhibition/charles-f-gibson-events-of-a-military-life-in-kingston/

Tuesday June 26th: 7.00 at the RCHA 2nd floor, organised by the Frontenac Heritage Foundation, Ron Brown, well known author based in Toronto, will speak on “The Top 150 Unusual Things to See in Ontario”.