History

 Don Smith

Then and Now: Heritage Fair 2018

Interest in local history is quite high among locals and tourists as well. I see it daily on social media, at the Cornwall Community Museum and in so many ways. Since 1974, the third Monday every February has been identified as Heritage Day in Canada. In 1985, the Ontario government designated the third week in […]

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The 46th Annual Santa Clause Parade to celebrate 150 Years of Christmas

The 46th Annual Santa Clause Parade to celebrate 150 Years of Christmas

Cornwall, Ontario – The Santa Claus Parade Committee once again invites residents of Cornwall to participate in this magical event, kicking off the Holiday Season. Before the parade, Breakfast with Santa will take place at the Civic Complex, sponsored by the Optimist Club of Cornwall. There will be lots of activities for children, including Stormont […]

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Then and Now: The Victorian Order of Nurses

Then and Now: The Victorian Order of Nurses

The V.O.N. was established in Cornwall in 1914, initially assisting with home deliveries, then shifting to home rehabilitation. The organization operated out of a series of locations, including 256 Pitt Street and 4 Second Street East, above the Bank of Nova Scotia. Over time they made the switch to using automobiles in order to make […]

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A note from Cornwall’s Little Historian, Sara Lauzon

A note from Cornwall’s Little Historian, Sara Lauzon

On May 23, I started a petition to the House of Commons. On June 1, it was approved and published. I am asking the House of Commons to recognize April 14, of every year, as Poor House Commemoration Day in Canada. This day will commemorate and celebrate the lives of Canadian Citizens and Immigrants that […]

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Mayor’s Picnic Makes a Comeback

  Cornwall’s Mayor Aaron Horovitz was much loved for the annual children’s picnics that he chaired and funded from his own resources from 1939 until 1957. The programme typically included a parade through the streets, athletic competitions, pie-eating contests, assorted entertainment and free refreshments for City youth on an August weekday. 1955 was the final year […]

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