Cataraqui Cemetery

By Emily Manson The Cataraqui Cemetery is a lovely place for a long meandering stroll or a contemplative rest. It’s filled with beautiful trees, ponds and ravines. Many notable Kingston residents are buried here. The cemetery was established in 1850, in a time period when rural cemeteries were being founded across North America and were... Continue Reading →

Pvt. Thomas Neill and Hill 70

Thomas Neill had joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force along with his brother James in March 1916, when he enlisted with the 111th South Waterloo Battalion. They had completed basic training at Camp Borden, Ontario and sailed together to England for further training. Thomas had remained in England in various training camps for an entire year,... Continue Reading →

Canada’s Penitentiary Museum

Written by Emily Manson I’ve been to Canada’s Penitentiary Museum a few times, but I learn something new each time I visit. The site is small but picturesque and packed with fascinating history. It is located directly across the street from Kingston Penitentiary, in the former Warden’s residence. The building of a house for the... Continue Reading →

Camp X at the Military C&E Museum

KAM volunteers had last visited the Military Communications & Electronics Museum in March for their 'March Of Museums' activities. Since it had been a great success with the troops (aka kids), we decided to come back a couple of weeks ago. Not only to cool off after a hot day spent at nearby Grass Creek... Continue Reading →

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