Oxford Mills – 1865

This settlement was described in 1865 as: “a small post village”, with a population of 120. Nevertheless, it had two hotels, William DeWinter’s Oxford...
Letters to the editor

Letter to the Editor – Lawn Signs

Dear Editor, The strangest thing: Last weekend, we witnessed someone taking a No Prison lawn sign from our property around midnight. It wasn't what I...

Riverside Park, c. 1908

On the far right is the old High School (burned in 1936), while in the background, centre, St. James Anglican Church on Clothier can...

Anniversary of the official opening of KAS, February 18, 1921

by William J. Langenberg, M.Sc. Agr. (former Lecturer, Kemptville College) This Thursday, February 18, exactly 100 years ago, Kemptville Agricultural School was officially opened by...

Heritage is in the names

For many people, the idea of heritage is something that seems confined to books, special occasions, even just for Heritage Week. But, in fact,...

Squire Bottum’s House , Clothier Street west

Once upon a time, this was the estate house for Elijah Bottum, whose land stretched from Pine Hill Road east to Rideau Street, and...

Presbyterian Church Manse, 1873 and 2021

The Trustees of the Presbyterian Church purchased this property at 5 Mary Street, Kemptville, in 1873, for use as a home for the Minister.

Acton’s Corners School, 1904

This was, in fact, the third school in the area, but the other two log buildings were located to the east and west of...

Kemptville

Most of the accounts of the renaming of Kemptville in 1829 say that it was named after Sir James Kempt who was Governor General...

Heritage Week, 2021

Every year, Ontario celebrates Heritage Day on the third Monday of February, and that entire week is dedicated to heritage of all kinds. This...