October 18: Chris West, Board chair of the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, will help us welcome the new museum ship — the Grand Lake liner S.S. Keewatin to Kingston’s waterfront with an illustrated lecture on the ship and its new role in Kingston.
November 15: Kingston has long relied on haunted walks and its role as penitentiary warden of the nation to bolster its tourism. Queen’s doctoral candidate Kaitlyn MacDonald’s research into what is called “Dark Tourism” will delve beyond the superficial into the historical construction behind our fascination with the abnormal and suggest ways in which such analysis may be used to enhance both our historical understanding and tourism management. For the Zoom link, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before 6 p.m. on the day of the meeting.
January: James and Sarah Reid: “The Story of the James Reid Funeral Home” You can watch the presentation here.
February: Annual General Meeting. You can watch the meeting here and the update on the Murney Tower from Dr. Tabitha Renaud, the Tower’s Director, and Simge Erdogan-O’Connor, the Manager and Curator, with the latest news on what activities been happening, and the plans for 2023 here The Financial Statements for 2022 are here The 2023 AGM document is here
Heritage Meeting. Dr. Robert Banks talk is available in audio here The sound quality is not great, but your ear will get used to the echo!
March: Military historian Dr. Matthew Barrett “Graphic art – cartooning – to convey historical narrative and analysis” You can watch the presentation here
April: John Grenville talked on “The Market Battery”. You can watch the presentation here
May: Graeme Roy, presented “How the telegraph connected Canadians in the early years of Confederation”. You can watch the presentation here
June: The Sir John A Macdonald commemoration meeting can be viewed here
January: Dr. Robert Engen: “Weathering the Storm: Health Protection and the Canadian Corps during the Pandemic of 1918“. You can watch the presentation here
February: Catherine Fogarty: “Murder on the Inside: the 1971 KP Riot”. You can watch the presentation here.
March: Ken Cuthbertson: “When the Ponies Ran“. You can watch the presentation here
April: Maurice Smith: “The Calvin Company four-master barque”. You can watch the presentation here.
June: Murray Sinclair and the Sir John A Macdonald memorial service. You can view the video here.
September: Nathan Brinklow “Mohawk Language Loss and Recovery“. You can view the video here.
October: Peter Gower “The changing attitude to memorializing our war dead, 1800 – 2022“. You can view the video here.
November: David Gordon and Sara Wehbi: “Mayor Clifford Curtis: Queen’s Economist and Municipal Reformer” You can view the video here.
January: Dr. Tim Cook: “Forgetting, Remembering and Remaking Canada’s Second World War.” You can watch this presentation here
February: 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.
March: Marc Seguin: “The Lighthouses of Kingston: Guiding Ships through the Graveyard of Lake Ontario, 1828 to 1914”. You can watch the presentation here.
April: 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.
May: Heather Home & Janice McAlpine: “Community Archiving: the Kingston LGBTQ Archives as Collaborative Model.” You can watch the presentation here.
June: We presented the 2021 Sir John A Macdonald Commemorative Service from Cataraqui Cemetery. Watch the Service here
September: 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
October: Duncan McDowall: “Edward Peacock finds Fame and Fortune in London“. You can watch the presentation here
November: Barry Cahill: “Icarus Revisited: The Short Life and Tragic Death of Norman McLeod Rogers“. You can watch the presentation here
Canadian Club Kingston meets on October 12, 2023 to hear Dr. Jane Philpott, Dean – Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Queen’s University talk on “Transforming Health Sciences Education with Radical Collaboration” Further details here
Canadian Club Kingston meets on November 9, 2023 to hear Brian Porter, Historian, Portrayer of Sir John A. Macdonald talk on “Sir John A. Macdonald”. Further details here
Canadian Club Kingston meets on December 14, 2023 to hear Donna Gillespie CEO Kingston Economic Development Corporation, talk on “Kingston’s Economic Outlook” Further details here