The file contains a photocopy of the original Royal Letter dated 15 September 1856, granting permission by Queen Victoria to J.W. Dunbar Moodie of Hastings County to establish a Public Fair and Mart in the Village of Shannonville.
Text reads: "To Mrs Margaret Johnston - Belleville = On behalf of The Hon. John Robarts, Prime Minister, - and the Government of Ontario - I extend heartiest congratulations on your Ninetieth Birthday. May you enjoy many more anniversaries in good health and happiness. Parliament Buildings Toronto January 23, 1967 [signed] Robert Welch Provincial Secretary and Minister of Citizenship Presented by W. E. Sandercock M.P.P"
Scanned copies of two photographs (one a reproduction of a printed photograph) showing the Belleville General Hospital float in the Coronation Day parade in Belleville, Ontario, held on 2 June 1953. The float won second prize in the parade. On the float are nurses Joyce Lott (later Foster), Gwen Hart, Anne Crabbe and Doreen Dorland, with doctors McGreer, Winfield and Barfoot, staged as though performing an operation.
Fonds consist of 3 Tweedsmuir scrapbooks compiled by the Cannifton Corbyville Women's Institute. Also included are 2 minute books and 1 binder of president's notes. Books contain newsclippings, photographs, minutes, brochures, expenditures, handwritten notes, poems, maps and reports of local history and the Cannifton Corbyville Women's Institute. Subjects covered within the scrapbooks are programmes, banquets and miscellaneous events.
Video footage and still images gathered for a documentary on the Belleville Christmas light display initiated by the Foster family after the death of Billy Foster and Art 'Sonny' Culloden on 24 December 1958. Includes the final documentary: In Thy Dark Streets Shineth by Sean Scally.
Digital photographs recording events organized by or otherwise involving the Hastings County Historical Society, the Community Archives of Belleville and other local heritage organizations. The photographs are arranged in folders with the following titles:
File contains a c.1950 invitation to a reception for the Hon. and Mrs. Louis St. Laurent; a c.1960 invitation to a reception for the Hon. William Jennings Bryan; and the following newspaper clips: Marquis of Aberdeen who visited Belleville c.1919 died, Prime Minister visits Belleville c.1950 and partakes in a ceremony to honor Sir Mackenzie Bowell, and Richard Nixon visits Belleville c.1957.
This file contains newspaper articles about the donation of 358 acres of land to the Crowe Vally Conservation Authority by Jack and Ethel McGeachie in 1995. There is also correspondence between John Brett McGeachie, the Corporation of the Township of Limerick and the Hastings County Historical Society regarding the renaming request (denied) of Steenburg Lake in Tudor Township.