Meetings & Events

The Financial Statements for 2021 are here

The AGM document is here

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June 6: Sir John A. Macdonald Remembrance ceremony. The speaker will be The Hon. Murray Sinclair, Chancellor of Queen’s University and Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The ceremony will be available on You Tube: the link will be poster here on June 6th.

We hope to return to a more normal format in presenting its monthly lectures, in the fall. But the “new normal” will be slightly different from our tradition of live lectures. We will offer you live lectures, but they will simultaneously be offered by Zoom transmission for those who wish to participate from their own space. This flexibility of this hybrid method of delivering our speakers’ message will allow us to recapture the intimacy of a live lecture, while providing a stay-at-home option in what we hope is the final phase of the pandemic.

We are also very pleased to announce that our lectures will take place, when allowed, at the Kingsbridge Retirement Community, 950 Centennial Drive. Kingsbridge has graciously agreed to let us use their very comfortable theatre lounge for our meetings. This is a most attractive location with comfortable armchairs and the most up-to-date audio-visual equipment. The spaciousness of this venue also allows us to offer light refreshments and an opportunity for socialization after each lecture.

The Kingsbridge Retirement Community, 950 Centennial Drive is the tall building just south of Princess Street. Ask for the theatre lounge on the lower floor. Enter by the prominent door on the east side. Someone will be at the door to give you directions and to check your double vaccination status. There is free visitor parking along the north side of the building. Express buses #501 and 502 serve upper Princess Street to very near Kingsbridge. Bus #4 offers slower service along King Street from downtown. Use the Centennial Drive bus stop.

Covid precautions: Please wear a mask on entry to the building, but you may remove your mask once in the room. Proof of double vaccination is mandatory. The building is kept meticulously sanitized.

For those wishing to stay at home, a Zoom link will be provided a few days before the lecture by e-mail.

September 21: Nathan Brinklow “This area’s Mohawk heritage“. Please contact if you want the link to the Zoom presentation.

October 19: Marc Shaw “The Annandale Apartments“. Please contact if you want the link to the Zoom presentation.

November 16: David Gordon “Clifford Curtis, a Kingston Professor, Town Planner, Alderman and Mayor“. Please contact if you want the link to the Zoom presentation.

Past meetings available on YouTube


Dr. Tim Cook: “Forgetting, Remembering and Remaking Canada’s Second World War.” You can watch this presentation here

Victoria Cosby: “Kingston through Her Eyes: Harriett Dobbs Cartwright and Her Adopted Home” as part of the Society’s celebration of Heritage Month in Kingston. You can watch this presentation here.

Marc Seguin: “The Lighthouses of Kingston: Guiding Ships through the Graveyard of Lake Ontario, 1828 to 1914”. You can watch the presentation here.

Dr. Tabitha Renaud: “Without Words: The Communication Barrier between Indigenous Peoples and the Earliest European Explorers in North America.” You can watch this presentation here.

Heather Home & Janice McAlpine: “Community Archiving: the Kingston LGBTQ Archives as Collaborative Model.” You can watch the presentation here.

We presented the 2021 Sir John A Macdonald Commemorative Service from Cataraqui Cemetery. Watch the Service here

John Immerseel: “For a Better Life: Post-War Dutch Immigration to Canada with special reference to the prominent Dutch community resident in Kingston“. You can watch the presentation here

Duncan McDowall: “Edward Peacock finds Fame and Fortune in London“. You can watch the presentation here

Barry Cahill:  “Icarus Revisited: The Short Life and Tragic Death of Norman McLeod Rogers“. You can watch the presentation here


Dr. Robert Engen: “Weathering the Storm: Health Protection and the Canadian Corps during the Pandemic of 1918“. You can watch the presentation here

Catherine Fogarty: “Murder on the Inside: the 1971 KP Riot”. You can watch the presentation here.

April 20: Ken Cuthbertson: “When the Ponies Ran“. You can watch the presentation here

May 18: Maurice Smith: “The Calvin Company four-master barque”. You can watch the presentation here. 

During the pandemic, you might want to catch up on your reading about Kingston. We have produced a Reading List – click here to see it! Contact us here with suggestions for additions to the list.

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Outside events of interest

Frontenac Heritage Foundation on Sunday May 29, the  AGM and Celebratory Gathering,  in the afternoon at the patio at the Frontenac Club.

Marine Museum of the Great Lakes on Sunday May 29th at 3.30, the AGM of the Museum.

Frontenac Heritage Foundation on Monday, June 13,  an afternoon walking tour of the Town of Gananoque. Edgar Tumak will be our guide.


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