Events & News


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


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"
Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd: Stone Wall rebuilding continues at St. Mark's Church, Barriefield

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

Wednesday January 17th: 7.30 at the Seniors Centre
Topic: TBA

Wednesday February 21st: 7.30 at the Seniors Centre
Annual General Meeting

Wednesday March 21st: 7.30 at the Seniors Centre
Topic: TBA


Wednesday April 18th: 7.30 at the Seniors Centre
Topic: TBA

Wednesday May 16th: 7.30 at the Seniors Centre
Topic: TBA

Friday May 18th: Murney Tower opens


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.