On Monday, December 5, 2016, the Frontenac Heritage Foundation and the Kingston & District UELAC co-hosted a book launch for Peter C. Newman – Hostages to Fortune: The United Empire Loyalists and the Making of Canada. The event was being held at the Renaissance Event Venue, at 285 Queen Street, Kingston.
On Thursday November 3, 2016, 7:30 p.m., the Frontenac Heritage Foundation hosted a presentation on the importance of Kingston Penitentiary in the Church Hall of St. John’s Church, on Church Street. Architectural historian Dr. Jennifer McKendry presented an illustrated talk on “The Architectural History & Setting of Kingston Penitentiary”. Penitentiary architecture presented architects with an
On October 3, 2016, Kayla Jones Galvin of the Archaeological Research Associates Ltd. gave a talk to the FHF regarding her time as lead consultant to the City of Kingston examining 150 properties for inclusion under the municipal heritage register, or for designation under the Ontario Heritage Act. She provided an overview of the project,
In July 2016, the Frontenac Heritage Foundation hosted a talk on architectural terra cotta decoration in Kingston on the 2nd floor of the RCHA Building. For a period of about fifteen years, approximately from 1885 to 1900, decorative terra cotta occasionally was incorporated into the brickwork of Kingston buildings. It was an attractive expression of
On Monday, 9 May, 2016, the Foundation along with the Kingston Historical Society and the Kingston Yacht Club co-hosted a celebration of George Muirhead’s 100th birthday. George Muirhead, one of the co-founders of the Frontenac Heritage Foundation, has been influential in the fields of city planning and heritage preservation in the Kingston area. The event
On Tuesday 29 March, 2016, Mary Alice Snetsinger presented a talk about the history, salvage and restoration of endangered 19th Century Lighthouses in the Thousand Islands. Mary Alice, a Conservation Biologist working in the Kingston area, worked for four years at the Thousand Islands National Park. She became interested in the 19th century lighthouses of
On March 22, the Frontenac Heritage Foundation hosted a book launch at Sir John’s Public House in the upper salon to celebrate the recent publication of Donna Ivey’s new book “From Parlour to Parliament – Sir John A.’s Kingston House on Rideau Street”. The book is available either through the FHF or at Novel Idea for