The Hastings County Historical Society was established in 1957 to promote interest in the history of Hastings County.
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ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
This Saturday, the Quinte branch presents HCHS's own Jim Kennelly speaking about the Irish famine and settlement of East Hungerford... more information.
 
EXHIBIT: THE TALES WE TELL
Visit the Belleville Library from Jan 3 to Feb 14 for an exhibit featuring stories inspired by photos in the Community Archives and enter the contest to win a prize... more information
 
JOHN J GRIFFIN: GRIFFIN OPERA HOUSE
Were you aware there used to be an opera house at 65 Bridge St. E. (corner Church St.) in Belleville? All the details here.
 
BELLEVILLE'S OWN RAILWAY
Last summer, HCHS unveiled a plaque to commemorate the Pinnacle Street Railway. Here is the story about this rail line in Belleville... read more.
 
THE FIRST ST. THOMAS' CHURCH
A bit of history on this Anglican church in Belleville that celebrated its bicentennial last year. And have you ever noticed its small graveyard?... more information.
 

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Information last updated:

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2019

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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Exhibit: The Tales We Tell
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John J. Griffin of The Griffin Opera House
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Belleville's Own Railway: The Grand Junction Railway
**Article originally published in the November 2017 edition of Outlook newsletter.  On August 23, 2018, the Historical ...READ MORE
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