Meetings & Events

The Financial Statements for 2021 are here

The AGM document is here

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We hope to return to a more normal format in presenting our monthly lectures later in the fall. We hope to offer a hybrid method of delivering our speakers’ message which 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.

October 19, 7 p.m.: Peter Gower “The changing attitude to memorializing our war dead, 1800 – 2022“. Please contact if you want the link to the Zoom presentation.

November 16, 7 p.m.: David Gordon “Mayor Clifford Curtis: Queen’s Economist and Municipal Reformer“. 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.

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

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

Murray Sinclair and the Sir John A Macdonald memorial service. You can view the video here.

Nathan Brinklow “Mohawk Language Loss and Recovery“. You can view the video 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

Saturday October 1st. Frontenac Heritage Foundation is sponsoring a tour of RMC and Point Frederick.  They have hired a Kingston Trolley for the two-hour tour. which will run, rain or shine. This tour is open to FHF members first, so please let us know by this Thursday if you intend to come. Please email to confirm attendance.  Be there a few minutes early since the tour will start at 2 p.m. on the dot, and will run approx. 2 hours in length.  We will meet at the Fort Henry Discovery Centre, (near the fort) and you can park your vehicle there.  The plan is to go to 5 or 6 stops at RMC, and if there is time, we will go to Barriefield to discuss its significance to Point Frederick. There may be spaces for non FHF members: try the above email on Friday.

Thursday October 6th The Kingston Workers’ History Project presents Kingston in Hard Times at 7 p.m. at the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street. Local labour historian Doug Nesbitt shares the stories of how Kingston workers organised and fought bck in the 1930s and the Harris years.

Thursday October 13th. Frontenac Heritage Foundation will meet in the Upper Hall of The Spire, 82 Sydenham Street, to hear  Dr. George Lovell  talking on “Spain and Portugal as colonial powers in the late 15th to early 19th centuries, with Lisbon and Seville as the heard of two global empires, with a focus on art and architecture.”

Saturday October 29th (rain date Sunday October 30th) Frontenac Heritage Foundation are scheduling  a walking tour in Gananoque to be led by Edgar Tumak.  More details to follow.




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