About The Kingston Historical Society

We recognize that our work and the work of our members take place on Indigenous territories across Eastern Ontario.

Our Mandate

  • To create, foster and maintain interest in the history and heritage of the City of Kingston and its environs
  • To provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of papers with relevant historical content and to provide for the publication of such papers
  • To organize, manage, promote and assist in providing and maintaining historical museums, plaques, cairns, and other monuments to the historical past
  • To acquire documents, maps, books, photographs and other historical data and tangible articles of historic interest with a view to the preservation and display as such articles at such times and in such places as may be decided upon by the Society. Please note that because of lack of quality storage space, we are not at present accepting any new items unless they are directly associated with the Murney Tower.
  • To be an advocate for the preservation of buildings and areas of historic interest in the City of Kingston and district. This is still a concern of the Society, but we would ask you to also contact the Frontenac Heritage Foundation at https://frontenacheritage.ca/ with your concerns.



2023-2024 Executive

To contact any of these, please email kingstonhs@gmail.com  with the person’s name as the Subject
President: Paul Charbonneau
Past President:  Vincent Durant
Vice President: Peter Gower (Historic Kingston, and Webmaster)
Secretary: Don Richardson
Treasurer: Peter Ginn
Councillors:  Betty Andrews (Limelight), Warren Everett (Member-at-large), Alan MacLachlan (June 6th Committee), Dr. Duncan McDowall (Programme), Dr. Tabitha Renaud (Murney Tower), Paul Van Nest (Membership)