Category: Community Outreach

Archiving Materials Takes Preparation

Archiving donated materials can require significant preparation time before they can be displayed for public viewing. A recent donation of photographic slides created by the late Lloyd Syer (1928-2022), former Director of the Belleville Parks and Recreation Department, presents [such a challenge]. The slides arrived in September. Some were in carousels, others in plastic sleeves,

October 8: Doors Open Hastings County

20 locations across Hastings County will be opening their doors in celebration of community heritage on Saturday, October 8th as part of Doors Open Hastings County. Doors Open is designed to highlight the culturally and historically significant places and spaces within our many communities, creating access and awareness to our hidden gems of Hastings heritage

September 10: Doors Open Quinte West

The 11th annual Doors Open Quinte West returns in person this year on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm! This event offers free access for the public to explore, discover and enjoy the history of local organizations, businesses and attractions throughout Quinte West. Residents and visitors have the opportunity to tour, explore

Old Hay Bay Church Pilgrimage Service

The Board of Trustees welcomes everyone to the Pilgrimage Service on Sunday, August 28, at 3:00 pm. Weather permitting, attendees will gather on the east lawn of the church for a traditional Methodist-style camp meeting. The speaker is Dr. Rev. William (Bill) Smith, who has made the Pilgrimage many times to this National Historic Site.

Celebration of Quinte West History

A public ceremony will be held Saturday, June 25 for the unveiling of a memorial bronze plaque to mark an important event in the history of Quinte West. This memorial plaque will highlight for Quinte West residents and visitors the world-class boat-building history of the Quinte West community.

Volunteers Make It Happen

VOLUNTEERS MAKE IT HAPPEN! While this is true of any organization where volunteers play an essential role, there are many volunteers who have “made it happen” for the Quinte Branch of Ontario Ancestors so far in 2022. These active volunteers include Terry Buttler (Past Chair), Kurt Woermke (Treasurer), Mary Shaw (Secretary), Peter Johnson UE (Cemeteries),

Adolphustown-Fredericksburgh Website

The Adolphustown-Fredericksburg Heritage Website is definitely worth checking out for research into “Loyalist Country” on the North Shore of Lake Ontario. Features include the AFHS newsletter, “Neighbourhood Messenger”, back to 2012 available free online and many other “links of interest” to explore in the Greater Bay of Quinte area.

2022 – The Way Ahead/Terry Buttler

Quinte Branch OGS has a great group of council members, a great team, well-regarded within the OGS community for our commitment to the organization and our leadership on issues. We have strong and steady membership numbers. Our financial position is solid. Basically, the Branch is in great shape! OGS and its branches are evolving with

December 1: Community Archives Newsletter

The archives is now open to visitors from 10 to 1 and 2 to 4, Monday to Thursday. Proof of vaccination and ID is required, and masks must be worn while in the archives and library. – Relive the 1980s with The Quinte Weekly News – CHECK OUT THE ONLINE CATALOGUE

November 3: Cemetery Vandalism in Quinte

These represent far less than 10% of the vandalized stones in this cemetery. How can a cemetery be kept safe? Public education about the cemetery is important, particularly among young community members. Keeping the cemetery grounds well-kept with signage, benches and visible trails helps to present an image of a busy and well-cared-for public space.
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