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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...

Detail of girls' team photograph with bulldog mascot.

The Mystery of Muggins

Posted on Monday, November 28, 2022 09:05 AM

There are at least five photographs from the early 1920s in the Community Archives’ collection which feature the same bulldog. Usually he appears as the mascot of some sports team...

Photograph of Zwick's Park from the air in 1975.

The Big Reveal

Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 09:47 AM

Last month we shared news of the task of sorting and cataloguing a large collection of slides from the late Lloyd Syer, a former Director of the Parks and Recreation Department...