Local Heritage Resources

The County Museums are not alone in local heritage preservation efforts. These are our community partners in the stewardship of Prince Edward County’s history and heritage:

 

Glenwood Cemetery

Phone: 613.476.3511 | Email: info@glenwoodcemetery.ca
Website: www.glenwoodcemetery.ca
Location: 47 Ferguson Street, Picton, Ontario, K0K 2T0

Located just two blocks off Main Street in Picton, the Glenwood Cemetery is one of the most beautiful and historical cemeteries in Ontario. This 62-acre property of rolling hills, mature trees and winding dirt roads is typical of the Victorian age and remains largely unchanged since it opened in 1873.


Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Military Museum

Contact: LCol John F. Sherry, CD (Retired), Director
Phone: 613.966.2100 | Email: johnfsherry@hotmail.ca
Website: www.theregiment.ca
Location: The Armoury, 187 Pinnacle Street, Belleville, Ontario, K8N 3A5

Featuring memorabilia dealing with The Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment and its predecessors, including military weaponry from any Canadian historical period.


History Lives Here Inc.

Contact: Peter Lockyer
Phone: 613.476.3356 | Email: info@historyliveshere.ca
Website: www.historyliveshere.ca
Location: 74 West Mary Street, Picton, Ontario, K0K 2T0 ℅ 332 Main Street, Picton, Ontario, K0K 2T0

History Lives Here Inc. provides a range of professional communication services to assist businesses, industry associations and community heritage organizations to celebrate their history during anniversary years. History Lives Here Inc. also produces the popular “History Moments” Series which commemorates Prince Edward County’s collective past in entertaining video vignettes.


Marilyn Adams Genealogical Research Centre

Phone: 613.967.6291 | Info Email: 7thtownmagrc@xplornet.com
Research Email: 7thtownresearch@xplornet.com
Website: www.quinte-kin.com/magrc.htm
Location: Box 35, 528 County Road 19 Ameliasburgh, Ontario, K0K 1A0

The Marilyn Adams Genealogical Research Centre (MAGRC) is the home of various assets of the 7th Town Historical Society. The centre houses a valuable and rapidly growing collection of genealogical research material and historic items of local, provincial, national and international interest, including the Victoria Cross Library. These donations have been attracted from Canada, the USA and Europe.


Naval Marine Archive/Canadian Society of Marine Artists

Contact: Paul Adamthwaite, Executive Director
Phone: 613.476.1177 | Email: info@navalmarinearchive.com
Website: http://navalmarinearchive.com
Location: The Victory, 205 Main Street, Picton, Ontario, K0K 2T0

A not-for-profit foundation dedicated to maritime history and conservation, marine research and nautical education. They have thousands of maritime and nautical documents, books, image charts, magazines and are expanding databases to provide comprehensive marine and nautical research.


Prince Edward County Archives

Contact: Krista Richardson, Archivist
Phone: 613.399.2023 | Email: archives@peclibrary.org
Website: www.peclibrary.org
Location: 261 Main Street, Wellington, Ontario, K0K 3L0

The Archives are located adjacent to the Wellington Branch of the County of Prince Edward Public Library. An excellent resource for anyone interested in any aspect of local history, the mandate of the archives is to collect and preserve printed material having any bearing on the history of Prince Edward County.

 

Prince Edward County Heritage Advisory Committee

Phone: 613.476.2148
Location: Shire Hall, 332 Main Street, Picton, Ontario, K0K 2T0

The Prince Edward Heritage Advisory Committee is a statutory committee of Prince Edward County Council. PEHAC has been appointed to advise council on all matters relating to the protection and promotion of the County’s heritage resources, including those resources of significant architectural, cultural, historical, archaeological, natural or scientific interest within the County and to advise Council on matters relating to Parts IV and V of the Ontario Heritage Act.

 

Prince Edward Historical Society

Contact: Krista Richardson, Archivist
Phone: 613.399.2023 | Email: archives@peclibrary.org
Website: www.pehistsoc.wordpress.com
Mail: Prince Edward County Archives, 261 Main Street, Wellington, Ontario, K0K 3L0

The Prince Edward Historical Society promotes the County’s history in a variety of ways, from preserving records that are important to the history and heritage of the area as well as actively seeking new materials, promoting new publications and hosting lectures on local historical themes.


Quinte Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society

Phone: 613.394.3381 ext. 3328 | Email: quintebranch@ogs.on.ca
Website: www.rootsweb.com/~canqbogs
Location: Quinte West Public Library, 7 Creswell Drive Trenton, Ontario K8V 6X5 P.O. Box 371, Trenton, Ontario, K8V 5R9

Quinte Branch is part of Region VII of the OGS and covers the counties of Hastings and Prince Edward and part of Northumberland. The information in the Branch’s research library extends well beyond these counties. The goals and objectives of Quinte Branch are to encourage participation in genealogical activities; to assemble and preserve family histories and research material; and to facilitate and assist family history researchers at our library and by correspondence.


Quinte Educational Museum and Archives

Contact: Lynda Sommer, President
Phone: 613.966.5501 | Email: qema@bellnet.ca
Website: www.qema1978.com/
Location: 13 Coleman Street, Group Box 13, Ameliasburg, Ontario, K0K 1A0

In 2005, the Victoria Schoolhouse (c.1904) was moved to its present location adjacent to the Ameliasburgh Pioneer Village. There visitors can experience a one room schoolhouse. The Archives, located in the Ameliasburgh Town Hall, have a large collection of artifacts and records to provide researchers with information regarding schools, teachers, students and curriculum.