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GO CANADA 150!

 

HONOURING BRITISH

HOME CHILDREN

Between 1875 and 1925, about 10,000 orphaned, abandoned or impoverished British children came through Belleville to be placed in work positions as indentured farm labourers or domestic maids. Coming from the crowded streets, workhouses and institutions of newly industrialized Britain, they had hope of having better lives in the new country. Some prospered while others wound up as little more than ill-treated slaves.

A plaque commemorating their presence will be unveiled at the Belleville Club at 210 Pinnacle Street on September 28 at 2 p.m. This invitation is extended by the Hastings County Historical Society and British Home Child Group International. Historical artifacts and photos will be on display.

 


BANQUET TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

 The Society's annual banquet will be held at the National Air Museum in Trenton. Our guests will be the entire 19-member big band, The Commodores, on its 90th anniversary, playing in the shadow of the Halifax bomber.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Andy Sparling will be leading the band AND launching the band's new anniversary book.

Tickets available NOW at Pinnacle Music and Quinte Arts Council office, Belleville; Bruinix Jewellers, Trenton; or at 613-961-7091 or 613-961-7772. $65 each.


Our fall and winter schedule of presentations will resume on September 19.

NEXT UP!

Hunter of Dreams

A Story of the Underground Railroad

Author Steven Duff will speak on Dr. Alexander Milton Ross, born in Belleville and a 19th century organizer of safe passage to Canada for American black slaves.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

At Maranatha, 100 College Street West, Belleville. 7:30 pm. Everyone welcome. Bring a friend. Park at rear of building and enter directly to meeting room.

LOOKING AHEAD

For a list of presentations in 2017

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FIVE HISTORICAL PLAQUES WERE PLACED IN DOWNTOWN BELLEVILLE THIS SUMMER

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY RECEIVES ARCHIVISTS' AWARD

THE HASTINGS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY has won the 2017 Corporate Award from the Archives Association of Ontario for its support and promotion of  the Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County. Development of the Archives was a major project occupying the Society's time and energy over the past decade. The Society raised more than $300,000 towards the construction of the Archives; the rest of the project was supported financially by the City of Belleville and the County of Hastings. This is the first time the Corporate Award has been given to an historical society.

Located in downtown Belleville at 254 Pinnacle Street (the library building), the state-of-the-art research and archival storage facility adds another positive cultural activity in the heart of the capital of Hastings! The public area has been named the Gerry Boyce Reading Room, in honour of Gerry Boyce, author, historian and repository of many of Belleville's best-kept historical sagasl. SEE PHOTOS OF: OPENING OF COMMUNITY ARCHIVES


Read the Archives Own Newsletter HERE


Information last updated:

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Hastings County Historical Society

Belleville, Ontario, Canada

Serving the townships, municipalities, and villages of Bancroft, Bangor, Belleville, Carlow, Cashel, Deseronto, Dungannon, Elzevir, Faraday, Frankford, Grimsthorpe, Herschel, Hungerford, Huntingdon, Lake, Limerick, Madoc, Marmora, Mayo, McClure, Monteagle, Murray, Quinte West, Rawdon, Sidney, Stirling, Thurlow, Trenton, Tudor, Tweed, Tyendinaga, Wicklow, and Wollaston, Ontario.


 

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