Hastings County Historical Society presents “Restoring and Preserving Paleontological Specimens”. Speaker Peter May, President and Founder of Research Castings International discusses some of the intriguing stories of the world-renowned Trenton company.  January 21, 2020 – 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Maranatha, 100 College St West, Belleville

For more details check out: hastingshistory.ca




PEHS has big plans for an event to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of WW2, VE Day.  The event will take place in the Armoury in Picton on May 8-9, 2020.

Planned activities include:

  • A display of WWII artefacts, relating particularly to the PEC contribution to the war
  • Displays by various PEC organizations including the Prince Edward District Women’s Institute
  • A series of talks and discussion panels relating to the war and its aftermath including the dutch liberation and their settlement in PEC
  • A history fair, in which groups of Prince Edward Collegiate Institute students will describe their studies into various aspects of WWII
  • Active participation of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, and the Air Cadets, including drill displays.
  • A quiz evening, in which groups will pit their knowledge of WWII against each other
  • Visits to Glenwood Cemetery and Camp Picton
  • An evening party, with period music
  • Plus much more !!!!!

It is not our intent to celebrate the war, but rather to commemorate the end of it, acknowledge the contributions of PEC groups and individuals, and to inform younger people about some not-so-long-ago history and to bring it back to life for them.

The trouble is: we don’t have a name for the event, yet.  So, we need your suggestions!  Please put your mind to what name we can use to advertise the event, to attract as many people as possible.  Send your ideas to Peter Jepson (PEHS Special Projects) at jepjepjeppo@gmail.com.  Thank you in advance!

Tomorrow !!!

A reminder that the Prince Edward Historical Society social is tomorrow, Wednesday January 8, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Join members and friends of the society at Midtown Brewery, 266 Main St Wellington for a casual social hour.  Drop in and learn more about events that we are hosting in 2020.

Hope to see you there 🙂

Exciting Events in 2020

Mark your calendars, the PE Historical Society has announced three exciting events in 2020

Wednesday January 8 – 3:00 pm
Join members and friends of the PEHS at Midtown Brewery in Wellington for a social hour and learn more about events in 2020

Wednesday February 19 – 4:00 pm
The Society is hosting a celebration of the Barley Days with a talk by David More about the halcyon era in Prince Edward County. This event is part of Flashback February and will be held at Parson’s Brewery. Tickets will be available for purchase, details to follow.

Friday May 8 & Saturday May 9
Held at the Armoury in Picton, this two-day event will mark the 75th anniversary of VE day. A series of talks and displays will highlight the contribution of Prince Edward County residents and will include a History Fair, County Reads-Junior and a drill display by the Air Cadets. Details to follow.


Mark Bourrie, author of Bush Runner, will be at the Picton Library Saturday November 16th at 2pm. Bush Runner is about Pierre-Esprit Radisson, one of the first European explorers in North America and co-founder of the Hudson’s Bay Company. This is a fundraiser for the Picton branch expansion and tickets are available through https://www.peclibrary.org/events/author-mark-bourrie-picton/

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Please join us for the Annual General Meeting of the Prince Edward Historical Society on Wednesday June 26 at 4:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the upstairs portion of the Wellington Branch Library, 261 Wellington Main St, Wellington.

A proposed slate of officers for the society will be presented by the executive and nominations from the floor will be accepted.

Flashback February runs from February 16 – February 23. There are several exciting events to celebrate Prince Edward County heritage including an escape room at Macaulay House where artifacts and an understanding of county history can be used to escape. This year’s theme, “Spirits of our Past”, includes a paranormal show inspired by the Fox sisters of Consecon who performed seances in the 19th century. The public library has a free program inviting children to use quills, ink and parchment to write a letter to a historical figure and the “Making Waves Film Festival” has three documentary features with a Q&A with the filmmakers.