Echoes of Kemptville Past update

by Melanie Low As a follow up to my original post concerning my antique book The Popular Art Instructor, inscribed "Maggie C. Banks Kemptville 1887",...

Echoes of Kemptville past

by Melanie Low One of my hobbies that was boxed up and put in storage when baby raising started was a curiosity for tracking inscriptions...

Home Hardware store, Prescott Street

This is an older building in Kemptville that may be hard to recognise, but it stands today in a part of town that was...

A century of remembering

This is our annual Remembrance Day issue, and, after remembering each year of the First World War, we have finally come to that last...

An Established Church

When the Province of Upper Canada, later Ontario, was established by the Constitutional Act of 1791, it was assumed that the Church of England...

Celebrating our Heritage

The locks at Burritt’s Rapids in the 1840's. One of the first bridges across the Rideau River can be seen on the right. It...

Happy 90Th Birthday Rideau Glen

by Cecile Fortier Born from the ashes of the Jazz Age, through the waves of social enjoyment, into the bleak throes of the Great Depression...

The Story of Confederation – What’s it all about?

In 2017 we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, and on July 1 it will be marked by festivities from coast to coast to coast. But...

Major Horace Hutchins

Horace Hutchins was born on January 28, 1868 ,in Kemptville, Ontario. His grandfather had arrived in Oxford-on-Rideau Township from Ireland around 1820 and the...

Henry Patton Pioneer Missionary of St. James

by Doug MacDonald The distinguished older gentleman in the portrait is the Venerable Henry Patton, Archdeacon of the Diocese of Ontario. In 1826, the Church of...