Presentations Calendar 2018

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 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 in January, February, March, April, May, September, October and November. Please note there is no meeting held in June, July, August or December.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018            Time:  7:30 p.m.

Historian and author Rick Revelle on Eastern Canada in the early 1300s Through the Eyes of Four Algonquin Brothers: Mahingan, Kag, Wagosh, and Mitigomij.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018            Time:  7:30 p.m.

Author and historian John Boyko will address the controversies surrounding our first prime minister in a talk titled Sir John A. Macdonald – Hero or Villain?

Tuesday, March 20, 2018            Time:  7:30 p.m.

Belleville City Manager Perry Decola on A Brief History of Water and the Drinking Water System in Belleville. A very light look at one of our daily needs from an aspect you would never imagine!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018            Time:  7:30 p.m.

Author Steven Manders on The First Spike:  A Look at the Early Railroads of Eastern Ontario.  Wild and exciting days when railroads promised rapid and exciting development of our young country.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018            Time:  7:30 p.m.

Society Director Trevor Parsons on From Hastings County to Africa: Belleville's Sir Gilbert Parker and British Imperialism in Africa. An entertaining and informative look at how Sir Parker influenced British imperialism in southern Africa and the parallels that existed between Africa and Canada in the early 20th century.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018            Time:  7:30 p.m.

Author, Journalist and Historian Orland French on Early Methodism in the Quinte Area.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018            Time:  7:30 p.m.

 Film producer Sean Scally presents his film and talks about The Trenton Explosion of 1918.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018            Time:  7:30 p.m.

Major William French discusses I'm Alive. What Now. Canadians at the End of World War I.