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trentporthistoricalsociety@yahoo.com

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Preserving the Past

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"Our mission is to share the stories of Quinte West's history and to promote and preserve our heritage."

 

The hall houses a large collection of photos and articles about the history of Quinte West and many artifacts donated by local families.  We gratefully accept donations of photos and artifacts that are related to the businesses, houses and families of Quinte West.

What's hiding in your attic?


One of our ongoing projects is the scanning of thousands of pictures in order to have an on-line, searchable database available to the public.

 

HELP US FIND THE FOLLOWING


 Formerly owned by the  Jacques, Sills,  James and Tripp families,  108 Henry Street Trenton (corner of Henry and Maclellan), is being restored by its new owners.  They are hoping someone out there has pictures of the interior or back exterior to help guide them.  Contact us if you can help. 

About Us

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 The Trent Port Historical Society was established in 1980 and was originally located in the Dufferin Centre, it moved to the Trenton Town Hall - 1861 when the Dufferin Centre was closed and the local police force moved out of the Hall.  The Society was instrumental in the preservation and renovation of its new home at 55 King Street.

 

OUR MISSION

- to encourage and aid in the establishment and preservation of relics, artifacts, buildings and lands of historical significance.

- to encourage research and promote public interest in the history of the Quinte West area.

- to collect documents, photos, and family stories and to maintain an archive of such.

- to develop an on-line, searchable database of photographs of the Quinte West area.


 The hall, first, second or both floors are available as a venue for various forms of entertainment, meetings, vendor sales, etc. 


Get Involved

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 Visitors are always welcome.  There is a computer and scanner available for anyone wanting copies of pictures or articles for research or personal interest. Or, just stop by for a tour.  


Our doors are open:

Wednesdays from 10AM - 2PM

Open by appointment at other times day or evening.


Volunteers are a vital part of our organization.  We are looking for volunteers to scan photos, help with fundraising events and set up displays.


YEARLY MEMBERSHIP 

Individual  - $20.00

Family       - $30.00

Corporate - $50.00

Lifetime    - $250.00

Non-Profit - $7.00

Videos

Check out these great videos by local filmmaker Sean Scally of InObscura Films.


The series entitled "A Place Called Trenton", is of special interest to local history buffs.


Events

6 November 2019

Michael Libling book signing/reading

6:30PM - 8:30PM

55 King Street, Trenton

Event Details

6 November 2019

Michael Libling book signing/reading

 Here's what we've all been waiting for, book signing, reading and Q&A by Michael Libling, author of "Hollywood North, a novel in six reels", set in Trenton in the early 60s. For those of you who bought the book and those who would like to purchase, he will be here on Wednesday, 6 November at 6:30pm. Reviews for this book have been great.  Refreshments provided

6:30PM - 8:30PM

55 King Street, Trenton

22 November 2019

Paint Night with Sue Demczyna

6:30PM - 9:00PM

55 King Street, Trenton

Event Details

22 November 2019

Paint Night with Sue Demczyna

Sue returns to talk us through a Christmas themed art project.  TBD

Price is $30.00 per ticket with $15.00 per ticket being donated to the Trent Port Historical Society.

6:30PM - 9:00PM

55 King Street, Trenton

28 November 2019

Mrs Bleecker's Christmas Tea

11:00AM - 12:30PM - and 1:30PM - 3:00PM

55 King Street, Trenton

Event Details

28 November 2019

Mrs Bleecker's Christmas Tea

We invite you to join us for a Canadian pioneer style tea.  Sandwiches, lots of goodies, door prizes and other fun stuff. Dressing up is encouraged, but not required. Tickets are $20.00 at the hall or $21.50 at eventbrite.ca There is a second sitting at 1:30PM so if purchasing through eventbrite.ca make sure you choose the time you prefer.

11:00AM - 12:30PM - and 1:30PM - 3:00PM

55 King Street, Trenton

December 2019

DBIA Sponsored Wagon Rides

Throughout December - See Schedule on DBIA website

Event Details

December 2019

DBIA Sponsored Wagon Rides

Throughout December - See Schedule on DBIA website

Help Our Cause

Your support will enable us to meet our goals and fund our projects.  Any amount is appreciated.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Contact Us

Have a question? Want to help?

 We are here to answer your questions about the history of the City of Quinte West.  Contact us to find out more about becoming a member, volunteer opportunities, fundraising events and hall rentals.


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Trent Port Historical Society

55 King Street, Trenton, Ontario

613-394-1333 or 613-885-5194

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