NG Public Library and Burritt’s Rapids Library

The opening of the new central Library in Kemptville marked a significant point in the history of libraries in North Grenville. These institutions have...

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,...

“Discover the story behind every door” Maplewood Hall, Oxford Mills

Maplewood Community Hall has been at the centre of life in the hamlet since it first opened as a school in 1875. In its...

Photographic Artists of Merrickville and Kemptville

by Doug MacDonald and Sandy Arcand From 1895, when the Pelton brothers, Daniel Edson Pelton (1868-1901) and Charles Cook Pelton (1876-1965), purchased the Samuel Martin...

“Discover the story behind every door”

North Grenville is blessed to have so much green space for residents and visitors to enjoy. Right in the centre of Kemptville lies the...

“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,...

Buttergate: the cover-up

By early summer of 1976, the immediate consequences of the Buttergate controversy seemed to have died away. A joint investigation by the OPP’s Criminal...


It had it all: the initial incident and then the cover-up. The involvement of political influence at the highest level. Disappearing evidence and prosecution...

The Settlement that passed us by: part 6 The importance of the Military Settlement...

The importance of the Military Settlement project between 1815 and 1820 cannot be exaggerated. Although the actual numbers of those who settled in Leeds...

The Settlement that passed us by: Part 5 – Settling the land

Although Oxford Township, and later Wolford also, were originally chosen as the site for the Military Settlement planned by the Crown after the War...
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