On the weekend of September 30th to October 1st 2017 was the Dry Stone Festival at St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Barriefield. The walls flanking the entrance way to St. Mark’s Anglican Church at 268 Main Street in Barrieifield were being rebuilt by both students and experience dry stone wallers. The project was completed
Members of the Frontenac Heritage Foundation held its Annual General Meeting beginning at 6:30pm at the Renaissance Event Venue, 285 Queen Street, on Thursday May 11, 2017. Paul Fortier of Jessup’s Food and Heritage, Ltd. generously donated the venue. Speaker Alan Gummo made a presentation on “Protecting the Patrimony: Heritage Conservation in Brazil” and there was a silent auction.
On February 21, the FHF hosted a panel discussion on heritage at the Great Hall of St. George’s Church.
On January 31, 2017, the Frontenac Heritage Foundation presented Peter Milliken where he spoke about his time as Speaker of the House of Commons. After serving ten years as the longest serving Speaker of the House of Commons he talked about many highlights of his career, and also about what are now considered to be
On Thursday January 5th, 2017 the FHF hosted a talk by Peter Gower regarding Kingston’s 1855 Grand Trunk Outer Station. This site is made up of the original main building (1855), a brick building (1895-98) and breezeway. Badly damaged in a fire and subsequent neglect, there is now a discussion around its fate.
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