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."
First we cancelled our Annual General Meeting scheduled for April when the pandemic struck. Then we waited to see what was going to be possible as it unfolded. Then we postponed the meeting because we thought many of our members would be uncomfortable facing the technical challenges of a virtual meeting. Now, we have no choice. We must hold our AGM before the end of the year or risk the ire of the CRA, and the Ontario Historical Society, our parent body. This meeting by telephone will be open to all members in good standing of the Society.
To join us on the 28th, dial 1-866-740-1260 on any kind of phone (no app required)
When prompted for the Access Code – enter 1818022 followed by the pound key as prompted
The call will connect once the Chairperson has arrived. The first order of business will be to create a list of participants and verify that each is a paid-up member of the Society. An agenda will be sent out in advance and votes will be by roll call. We hope to hear as many of you as possible on the 28th and would appreciate an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or a phone call at 613 258-4401 to let us know you will be joining us, so we know how many to expect.
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 email@example.com, 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).