The Vanishing People

In Canadian history, there is a fascinating period between the immediate pre-contact period and the arrival of the first Europeans. Archaeology can tell us...

Kemptville Business Directory:

This is, in fact, quite a selective list of businesses which were operating in the North Grenville area in the 1860's. A much fuller...

Odd Fellows Hall, 119 Clothier St. East

Built in 1859 by Joseph Bower, a leading merchant in the community in the latter half of the century, it was run by Bowers...

Kemptville Royals hockey team 1957

by Sam Gaw Recently, as I was going through some boxes of memorabilia, I found a mint condition 1957 Season Souvenir Program of the Kemptville...

Riverside Park, 1908

In 1902, the Kemptville Council bought Riverside Park from the Bottom family, who had owned it for decades. It was decided that the Village...

“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...

Clothier Hotel, 9 Water Street, Oxford Mills

Here is a building that no-one but older residents from Oxford Mills will recognise. It was constructed c 1835 of timber frame and served...

Squire Bottum’s House

It could be said that the entire length of Clothier Street west was the Bottum estate, as it was part of the land originally...

A quiet green spot in Kemptville

As so often in North Grenville, some of the more interesting and historic locations are now empty sites where once there stood the earliest...
Beckett's Landing Summer Resort

North Grenville History- Beckett’s Landing Summer Resort

This was the Beckett's Landing Summer Resort, built by Cecil Beckett in 1927 and a favourite place for boaters and swimmers on the Rideau...
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