Now that the Museum season is over and the artifacts are safely packed away for their winter's rest, we are back to the business of History gathering and "Preserving the Past for the Future". Always a challenge as those whose memories we rely on are slipping away from us faster than we can track and record.
We continue to meet on the first monday of each month to discuss local history and enjoy relevant presentations. A social cup of tea and treats finish off the afternoon. We are open to All and no commitment is required. Come out when you can. We welcome young, old and eveyone in between.
At our September meeting we were amazed by our guest, Steve Manders as he spoke and showed videos of areas in our own regions and knew snipits of histories some of us were not aware of.
In October Ernie Doughty excitedley took us through the story of a County hospital from dream stage in 1958 to the state of the art facility that is now the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital in Napanee.
Ancient glass slides to pictures had us all trying to guess the people or places while Ken Hook patiently displayed some that could be reproduced. The slides were donated to the museum by an unidentified source.
December's get together has traditionally been social, complete with Turkey dinner, all the trimmings and so much more. We met at the Cloyne Free Methodist Chuch Hall, invited some friends and neighbours and were indulged by caterers Pat Cuddy and Company.
For the January meeting we are at the Cloyne Hall(across from the post office). 1:00p.m. Our guest presentor will be Brian Miller.
Our February meeting falls on Heritage day a.k.a. Family Day which is a statutary holiday. This means more of you can join us. No work, no school. We look forward to hearing more memories of Flinton schools from Glenn Davison.
We are getting excited about our area's participation in the Canada 150 celebrations. Events will begin on June 24th at the opening of the Pioneer Museum, with the unveiling of an Art Installation completed by the Land O'Lakes Garden Club.
Our hope for 2017 is for all residents from Kaladar to Denbigh and from Plevna to Flinton to be able to say "I visited an event/presentation of the Cloyne and District Historical Society.