The North Grenville Historical Society [NGHS] is launching a special food drive in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Called “30 Days of Giving”, the project is a creative way for the NGHS to support the community.
Starting November 15, residents can take part by adding a different item each day until December 15. Items can be dropped off in the red barrel at the History Hub, at 148 Prescott Street in Kemptville, either daily, weekly, or at the end of the drive period. The items to donate are listed on the poster below. If you make the requested donation on each day your name will be entered into a draw for a gift certificate from a local coffee shop. Join us and help fight hunger in our community this holiday season. If you wish to take part, but can’t make it to the Hub in person, a drop-off can be aranged for you by contacting [email protected] to arrange a time.
The NGHS is dedicated to preserving and promoting our shared history, giving North Grenville a sense of its historic roots, the foundation on which our community is built. As part of that community, the Society is working hard to provide a variety of services and events, such as their monthly public talks, open to all.
The next public meeting is on the HMS Terror, lost on Sir John Franklin’s expedition in search of the Northwest Passage. The meeting is at 7:00 pm, on November 9, at the History Hub. The speaker is Dr. Matthew Betts, who has recently published a book on the Franklin Expedition, “H.M.S. Terror”, which documents the design, fitting and voyage of the ship. Dr. Betts is a consultant with Parks Canada. See the poster is this issue for more information.