Pelton brothers

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by Doug MacDonald From 1895 to 1901 the Pelton brothers were the premier “Photographic Artists” of Kemptville and Merrickville. After Daniel’s death in 1901, and...

The CIBC Site, Prescott & Reuben Streets

This is yet another important site in Kemptville’s history that hides its past well. The first school house in the area was opened here...

Kemptville College – Early 1920’s

The photograph shows two buildings that formed the core of Kemptville College in its early years. In the background is the renovated farmhouse of...
The NG Times Newspaper

A Common Sense Revolution

When the Mike Harris Government took power in Ontario in 1995, it came as a shock to many. What was even more shocking was...

Kemptville District Hospital

KDH has been a valued and vital part of North Grenville since 1960, when it was officially opened on June 29 of that year....

The Sons of Temperance

For many decades, especially between the 1870's and the 1920's, the Temperance Movement was a strong and influential one in Ontario, and throughout the...

The Block house: a Rideau Canal icon

The Block house beside the Rideau Canal locks is one of the most iconic of Merrickville’s sights. Built 185 years ago, in 1832, it...

The red and white bricks of Merrickville-Wolford

by the Merrickville and District Historical Society As you drive towards Easton’s Corners on highway 16, just between Allan’s Tool Shed and Wolford Public School,...

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...

“Discover the story behind every door”

Inaugural year for Doors Open North Grenville This is one of 25 sites which will be open to the public to visit on Sept 24,...
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