Events & News

The Murney Tower is now closed for the season

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

Parks Canada and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada invite you to the unveiling of a plaque
commemorating the national historic significance of the WAR OF 1812 SHIPWRECKS. The ceremony will take place on
Wednesday, October 18th, at 10:30 the Fort Henry National Historic Site Discovery Centre

R.S.V.P. 613-923-5261, extension 122

Wednesday October 18th: 7.30 at the Seniors Centre
Gesina Laird-Buchanan: "Sculpting Molly Brant"
This will be Molly Brant's debut appearance.  Sir John A. Macdonald will join her to allow for comparison. Both sculptures are life-size and made of wool, but for one there were numerous references photos, while for the other no contemporary images exist.

Saturday October 21st: Genealogical Society at the Seniors Centre, 10 a.m.: Ron Mann will talk on "Hints and guidelines for beginning and veteran genealogists"

Tuesday November 7th: Book launch at Sir John A's Pub, King Street of Peter Gower's "Kingston in 150 Pictures" 5.30 to 8.30

Wednesday November 15th: 7.30 at the Seniors Centre
Duncan McDowell: Is there more to Elrond College than an ugly building on Princess Street?

Saturday November 18th: Genealogical Society at the Seniors Centre, 10.a.m.: Nancy Cutway will talk on "In Remembrance: Vimy and other European memorials".

Wednesday December 6th: Annual Awards Presentations at the Renaissance Event Centre, 285 Queen Street. 6.30 p.m.

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

Saturday January 13th: Mayor Bryan Paterson will speak at the annual Sir John A. Macdonald birthday dinner on "Sir John: the local politician" Details of how to buy tickets will follow. 6.30 for 7.00 at Senior Staff Mess, Royal Military College

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.