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Moving trucks outside former archives building.

We have moved!

Posted on Friday, March 25, 2016 09:30 AM

It has been a long process, but this week the Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County moved into its new, purpose-built location inside the Belleville Public Library. Eight...

Leap Year postcard reads: This is leap year It's our turn now at

Proposing by post(card)

Posted on Friday, February 26, 2016 11:18 AM

It may seem a strange idea today, but in the 1910s there seems to have been a ready market for postcards featuring the leap year tradition of women proposing to men. In the preparations...

Archival materials being placed in acid-free containers.

Wrapping and packing

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2016 09:42 AM

The Archives is busy with preparations for the move next month. Fragile items such as old copies of The Intelligencer newspaper are being wrapped to protect them, while...

View through a doorway into a space under construction.

A glimpse into our new space

Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 12:19 PM

The drywall divider between the public space and the construction area of the new Community Archives  has now been removed, allowing people on the second floor of Belleville...

Christmas greetings postcard.

End of year thoughts

Posted on Thursday, December 24, 2015 08:44 AM

As 2015 comes to a close, I would like to thank all of the volunteers and students who have contributed to the work of the Community Archives this year. The Archives volunteers...