Welcome to the North Grenville Historical Society Website!
The North Grenville Historical Society is a group of dedicated volunteers whose first objective is to arouse and stimulate public interest in the heritage and history of the people and places of the North Grenville area; including the historical townships of Oxford-on-Rideau and South Gower, the historical town of Kemptville; and the hamlets of Pelton’s Corners, Heckston, Oxford Mills, Burritt’s Rapids, Oxford Station and Bishop’s Mills.
We also advance education by improving the public’s understanding and awareness of the history of North Grenville by hosting events, supporting programs, producing educational materials and scholarly articles and operating the North Grenville Archives, which is owned by the Society.
The purposes of the Archives are to collect, classify and preserve information and artifacts relating to North Grenville and to maintain this material as a resource centre accessible to members and the general public.
Our constitution makes it clear that the Society is to be “carried on without purpose of gain for its members, and any profits or gains to the organization shall be used in promoting its objectives.”
ATTENDING OUR SPEAKER EVENT ON March 13, 2019
“to arouse and stimulate public interest in the heritage and history of the people and places of the North Grenville area."
You are used to getting this kind of notice by now. So here is another one. The Board of the NGHS has decided to postpone our AGM. We have done this for two reasons:
The Municipality has closed all municipal buildings to the public. This includes the Court House. We will be unable to serve archives users or hold meetings until this closure has been lifted.
In addition, the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario has recommended that meetings with more than 50 persons should be cancelled. Although we had only 20 at our last AGM, that was during a major snowstorm. We have been having an average of 45 at recent meetings. Taking these factors into consideration, we have decided to postpone the AGM scheduled for 8 April. We will be in touch with you again if it appears we will be able to hold it on 13 May. although that seems unlikely at this time.
BECOME A MEMBER!
Click on MEMBERSHIP to register as a member of the Society.
NGHS is looking for qualified volunteers in three areas--board governance, book keeeping and IT software implementation. We need at least two new board members for the new year, someone to keep the Society's books and an assistant software impelementation specialist to help get us up and running on PastPerfect. Please contact Ken Mews at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested.
The Society publishes a Quarterly newsletter, articles, and occasionally books
(Click on PUBLICATIONS for a list of past and current material).