History

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Cornwall’s Historic Army Training Camp Exhibit

Cornwall’s Historic Army Training Camp Exhibit

The 35 acre Cornwall Army (Basic) Training Camp opened on the Dingwall estate on October 9, 1940.  The camp was located between Marlborough St. and McConnell Ave. from 6th St. E. to about 8th St. E. When it closed in 1944, Lt-Col. Rodolphe Larose had put approximately 15,000 men through the 30 to 40 day basic training course as […]

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Historic Pringle House

Historic Pringle House

The southeast corner of York Street and Second Street West is a large vacant lot with York Street access to a small parking lot behind a Second Street law office. Years ago, two connected houses at 136 Second St W and 123 York Street graced that corner. The older, Second Street house, built in 1826, […]

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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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