The Mysterious Mr. Henderson

Part 4: The legacy The letter from John Henderson in Ogdensburg to William Lyon Mackenzie which started this inquiry into the mysterious Mr. Henderson was...

Additions to History noted

submitted by Doug MacDonald The Archives of the North Grenville Historical Society (NGHS) created the “W.H. Anderson Collection” thanks to the donation of family photographs...

The Mysterious Mr. Henderson

Part 3: Secrets and lie For a few years in the 1830s, it looked as if the momentum for change lay with the Reformers. They...

Charles Ferguson, medic and politician

In this series of men and women from North Grenville who had an impact beyond the borders of their community, Charles Ferguson is a...

On the brink of war – again

As the Maritime delegates arrived in Quebec City in October, 1864, ready to continue the talks that had begun in Charlottetown, they were in...

The making of municipalities

It is surprising, in a way, to discover that life was not always the same as it is now; that boundaries and laws and...

John Walter Harris – the “Lightning Calculator”

John Walter Harris was born on February 26, 1845 in Oxford-on-Rideau Township. His family had immigrated from Ireland and his father and grandfather settled...

The early references to the South Branch River

Debate continues about whether a certain stretch of waterway should be called the Kemptville Creek, or the South Branch of the Rideau River. What...

The earliest library: Merrickville Mechanics Institute

Some things don’t seem to change very much over time. With the recent controversy over the cutbacks to Inter Library Loans, and the stagnation...

Emergency War Classes for women at Kemptville School

In 1941, women in the area were encouraged to apply for special Emergency War Classes being offered by the Kemptville Board of Education. But,...
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