Events Calendar

Upcoming Events Across Ontario

Kingston Historical Society March 2023 Meeting (In-Person and Virtual)

Kingsbridge Retirement Community 950 Centennial Dr., Kingston, Ontario

Military historian Dr. Matthew Barrett will discuss his ground-breaking use of graphic art – cartooning – to convey historical narrative and analysis. Barrett’s pictorial chronicle of events such as the battle for Hill 70 in World War I have been widely featured in the national press. We return to in-person meetings in January, now at the Kingsbridge...

Kingston Historical Society April 2023 Meeting (In-Person and Virtual)

Kingsbridge Retirement Community 950 Centennial Dr., Kingston, Ontario

 John Grenville, former Curator and Historical Research Officer at Fort Henry and long-time investigator of Kingston’s military architecture, will report on his research into the city’s iconic Market Battery. We return to in-person meetings in January, now at the Kingsbridge Retirement Community which has graciously agreed to let us use their very comfortable theatre lounge for...

Kingston Historical Society May 2023 Meeting (In-Person and Virtual)

Kingsbridge Retirement Community 950 Centennial Dr., Kingston, Ontario

The point is often made that our world of instantaneous communication through the internet was foreshadowed by the telegraph in the nineteenth century.  Graeme Roy, a docent and board member of the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario, will give us an intimate glimpse of “How the telegraph connected Canadians in the early years of Confederation”. He will reinforce...

Kingston Historical Society September 2023 Meeting (In-Person and Virtual)

Kingsbridge Retirement Community 950 Centennial Dr., Kingston, Ontario

Despite their proximity to Kingston, Wolfe Islanders have long prided themselves on the distinctiveness of their island culture. Professor Anastasia Riehl, a linguist at Queen’s, will report on her research into “The distinctive linguistic patterns that have evolved on Wolfe Island over many years.” We return to in-person meetings in January, now at the Kingsbridge Retirement...

Kingston Historical Society October 2023 Meeting (In-Person and Virtual)

Kingsbridge Retirement Community 950 Centennial Dr., Kingston, Ontario

Kingston textile historian Joanna Dermenjian will report on her research on “Women’s domestic and charitable making of cloth and fibers”. In particular, she will focus on the effort made by women in Kingston and across Canada during World War II to produce quilts for distribution to soldiers, civilians and hospital in Britain and Europe. We return to in-person...