History

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U.E. Plaque Re-dedication 2018

U.E. Plaque Re-dedication 2018

United Empire Loyalists were the initial 1784 inhabitants of New Johnstown (later renamed Cornwall). After the 8.5 year American Revolutionary War / the American War of Independence (from Great Britain) ended in September of 1783, eight consecutive Loyalist Townships were created along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River and five others along the […]

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R.H. Saunders GS celebrates 60 years of generating clean power for Ontario

R.H. Saunders GS celebrates 60 years of generating clean power for Ontario

On July 8, OPG’s R.H. Saunders Generating Station (GS) in Cornwall will mark its 60th year of producing clean, renewable hydroelectric power for the province. It’s a big milestone for the 16-unit, 1,045-megawatt station on the St. Lawrence River. Placed into service between July 8, 1958, and Dec. 18, 1959, the station shares the one-kilometre-long […]

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Then and Now: What does a Museum Manager / Assoc. Curator do?

People ask: “aren’t you bored in the quiet winter months?” After almost three years of employment experience with the Museum/Historical Society I’m never bored! I work here full-time and volunteer part-time because there is so much to do, and because I’m passionate about preserving and sharing our proud and rich heritage with you. Only one […]

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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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