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1877 plan of northwest Belleville with certain properties highlighted in red.

Widows and Old Maids

Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 02:51 PM

Voting in municipal elections had been an entirely male affair until the election of 1884, when women were granted the vote for the first time. The franchise was still quite...

Front page of the North Hastings Review of 5 March 1908.

Madoc stories now online

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023 08:30 AM

The Community Archives recently partnered with the Board of the Madoc Public Library to digitize the microfilm of more than two thousand issues of the Madoc Mercury and the 

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...