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Upcoming Meetings
(guests and visitors are always welcome)
The Seniors Centre is at 56 Francis Street, Kingston

January 1st 2018: Kingston Historical Society begins its 125th year

Saturday January 13th: at the Senior Staff Mess, Royal Military College, 6.00 for 7.00
Mayor Bryan Paterson will speak at the annual Sir John A. Macdonald birthday dinner on
"Sir John A. as an alderman and local politician before he became Prime Minister"  Details of how to buy tickets are in Limelight.

Wednesday January 17th: 7.30 at the Seniors Centre
Paul Van Nest will talk on "The Impact of the United States on Canada’s Confederation"

Wednesday February 21st: 7.30 at the Seniors Centre
Annual General Meeting.
Jean Rae Baxter will talk on "Freedom Bound: The Story of the Black Loyalists"

Wednesday March 21st: 7.30 at the Seniors Centre
Rick Neilson will talk on "The Story of Joseph George"

Wednesday April 18th: 7.30 at the Seniors Centre
Bruce Cossar will talk on "Kingston During the American Civil War"

Wednesday May 16th: 7.30 at the Seniors Centre
Walter Lewis will talk on "The Ives Famiy of Kingston"

Friday May 18th: Murney Tower opens

Wednesday June 6th: 1.30 at the graveside of Sir John A Macdonald, Cataraqui Cemetery
James Laxer will talk on  "Staking Claims to a Continent: John A. Macdonald, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis and the Making of North America"

Wednesday September 19th: 7.30 at the Seniors Centre
Bob Banks will talk on "Reassessing the age and origin of the two Royal Navy buldings on Point Frederick"

Wednesday October 17th: 7.30 at the Seniors Centre
Janice Sutton will talk on "Women Hockey Pioneers in Kingston"

Wednesday November 21st: 7.30 at the Seniors Centre
Peter Gower will talk on "The Kingston legacy of Gerge Taylor Richardson"

Kingston Historical Society meetings include a brief business report and a guest speaker followed by a question period and refreshments. Topics, often with accompanying images, cover a wide spectrum of regional history, the built environment, and culture.
Events include a special Sir John A. Macdonald Dinner and speech commemorating the birth of Sir John A. held each January on the Saturday closest to the 11th, (tickets and information are published in the Limelight newsletter and on this site), and the Graveside Ceremony which is held every June 6th at the Cataraqui Cemetary, a National Historic Site of Canada, to commemorate his death.