Presentations & Speakers 2016

Presentations Calendar - 2016


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Our monthly public presentations are held at the Maranatha Church Auditorium at 100 College Street West in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Please use the rear parking lot of the building and back entrance to access The Meeting Room. The presentations begin at 7:30 p.m. and admission is free to members of the public.  Refreshments are served along with a table of new and used books and memorabilia of a historical nature available for purchase by either cash or cheque. Donations are likewise welcome! All proceeds go towards promoting and preserving the local history and heritage of Hastings County, and furthering activities in the community. Presentations are held eight times a year, on the third Tuesday of the month during the months of January, February, March, April, May, September, October, and November. Please note that there are no meetings held during the months of June, July, August, or December.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016             Time:  7:30 p.m.

Canadian author and naval historian Roger Litwiller will speak about "From Tugboats to Nuclear Submarines, Shipbuilding in Trenton" during World War II.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016           Time:  7:30 p.m.

The Canadian flag is 50 years old! Researcher and Society director Bill Kennedy will present a lively discussion on the history of Canada’s beloved Maple Leaf flag.  For a full colour poster, click here   

!!! This presentation was cancelled because of inclement weather. Mr. Kennedy will make his presentation at a later date.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016                Time:  7:30 p.m.

The preservation of many Canadian lighthouses is in question. Historian and author Marc Seguin will speak on the history of lighthouses in the Quinte region.  For a full colour poster, click here

Tuesday, April 19, 2016                  Time:  7:30 p.m.

Retired major and current air force historian William March will talk about the history of CFB Trenton in the Quinte Area on the occasion of the base’s 80th anniversary this year.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016                   Time:  7:30 p.m.

Teacher and Canadian author John Boyko will discuss his new book "Kennedy and the Canadians – The Crossroads".  Details HERE

Tuesday, September 20, 2016         Time:  7:30 p.m.

Historian and Society member Bobby-Jo Morris will present A History of the Village of Shannonville.  

Tuesday, October 18, 2016               Time:  7:30 p.m.

Author and historian Sandra Joyce will speak on  The British Home Children  from 1869 to 1939. Ms. Joyce is the author of three books on the subject.  

Tuesday, November 15, 2016            Time:  7:30 p.m.

Author and historian  Sherry Pringle will speak on her recent book Extraordinary Women - Extraordinary Times”, Canadian Women in WWII.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017            Time:  7:30 p.m.

Historian and Author Jane Simpson will discuss her recent book “The Many Lives of Charles McDonald, Northumberland Man, Napoleonic Soldier & Settler in Upper Canada.”



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