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Front page of The Expositor newspaper of 11 December 1857.

Read All About It!

Posted on Monday, November 02, 2020 08:38 AM

One of the major Community Archives projects of 2020 has been the digitization of some of the newspapers in the collection. These range from titles where only a single issue...

Steamer Brockville at Massassauga Point.

The steamer Brockville

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:24 PM

100 years ago, the steamship Brockville would have been a regular sight on the waters of the Bay of Quinte. The Brockville was built in Toronto in 1898 by Melancthon...

Black and white photographs of six people.

What are the chances?

Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:31 AM

Survival of archival materials is a hit-and-miss affair. Many are destroyed by people who don’t see them as important, or who are not aware that there might be somewhere to send...

Reading Room with social distancing measures in place.

Community Archives reopening

Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2020 01:14 PM

The Community Archives reopened to the public and to volunteers on August 10th. To help ensure the safety of everyone, the following arrangements are in place: 

  • Opening hours:...

Advertisement for a game of Donkey Baseball

Donkey baseball, anyone?

Posted on Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:05 AM

In July 1950, more than 1,000 people attended an unusual game of baseball in the grounds of Deseronto Public School. Local businessmen and officials took part in a game of...