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."
It seems like such a short time ago that we had our AGM for 2019 and now we need to have another for 2020! We are obliged to report to CRA by the end of June, so here we go again. I hope as many of you as possible can join us on May 12th to review the strange year that was 2020 and to make suggestions for things we can do in 2021 . Only members can vote, but all are welcome to listen in. If you wish to join in time for the AGM, the instructions are in the Membership section on our website, www.northgrenvillehistoricalsociety.ca
We will be sending members reports and an agenda in the coming days. If you are not a member, but would like to receive them, send us a request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To join us on the 12th, dial calling 613-592-1818 after 6:50 pm
When you hear the auto-attendant answer, press 3594 – this enters you into a teleconference room When prompted for a conference PIN no– enter 8574. The call will connect once the Chairperson has arrived. The first order of business will be to create a list of participants. An agenda will be sent out in advance and votes will be by roll call. We look forward to hearing as many of your voices as possible.
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).