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Detail of registration of Man Yee Jung in 1924.

The Chinese Exclusion Act in Hastings County

Posted on Monday, July 17, 2023 12:23 PM

The Chinese Immigration Act of 1923, commonly known as the Chinese Exclusion Act, restricted immigration of Chinese people and required existing Canadian people of Chinese...

Detail of 1867 map of Trenton, Ontario.

Trenton at Confederation

Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 02:42 PM

Renovations to the Quinte West Public Library at Trenton have unearthed some interesting items. Among them was a 100cm x 150cm (40" x 60")  plan of the settlement created in...

House undergoing restoration of wooden siding and shingle roof.

A Community Rescue

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2023 12:08 PM

In 1984, a group of Belleville business owners clubbed together to purchase one of the city's oldest buildings: the property at 45 South Front Street. The house had...

Two elephants pulling a chario-style cart along a residential street.

Roll Up! Roll Up!

Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 01:57 PM

Visits from travelling circuses used to be a regular feature of Hastings County life in the summer months. Newspapers advertised the upcoming circuses for a few weeks before...

Girls' softball team, 1926

Who were these softball champions?

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 09:52 AM

This photograph of a Belleville High School girls' softball team was recently transferred to the Community Archives by the Presbyterian Church in Canada Archives. It was found...