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