Presentations Calendar 2020
Our monthly public presentations are held at the Maranatha Church Auditorium at 100 College Street West in Belleville, Ontario. Please use the rear parking lot and back entrance to access the Meeting Room.
Presentations begin at 7:30 p.m. and admission is free. Refreshments are served. There is 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.
2020 PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Time: 7:30 p.m.
Peter May, President and Founder of Research Castings International on Restoring and Preserving Paleontological Specimens. Hear the intriguing stories of this world-renowned Trenton company and its important contributions to our understanding and enjoyment of the distant past.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Time: 7:30 p.m.
Trevor Parsons, University of Waterloo doctoral student on Prideful Prejudice, the Kanadian Klan in the Bay of Quinte, ca 1920-1940.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Time: 7:30 p.m.
Larry D. Cotton, author, speaking on his book Whiskey & Wickedness which will provide colourful tales from the early days in North and South Hastings County --an appropriate program for St. Patrick's Day.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Time: 7:30 p.m.
Jim Brownell, retired teacher and former MPP, talks about The Lost Villages of the St. Lawrence. Learn about the many villages that were either moved or inundated to make way for the St. Lawrence Seaway in the 1950s.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Time: 7:30 p.m.
Dr. William Fox, archaeologist and Associate Professor at Trent University, on Pre-European History of Hastings County. Learn about the lives and cultures of the many groups thriving in this area before the arrival of the European settlers and colonists.