We are a group of community volunteers dedicated to the preservation of built and cultural heritage in southeastern Ontario, Canada. Based in the City of Kingston, we succeed because of the support of our valued membership and generous sponsors. We accomplish our objectives by delivering informative heritage related tours, talks and workshops and by recognising heritage property owners, architects and contractors for their contributions to heritage conservation. Learn more. (This website was last updated on 4 December, 2013.)
Recent Speaker Tour Events
Here are a few photos of our tour of the Peter Ham House in Bath on 16 November. Owner/Restorer Ron Tasker gave us a brilliant talk about his progress in fully restoring the place! (Photos courtesy of Floyd Patterson)View comprehensive coverage of our Ham House tour at a website/blog maintained by an FHF member. Thanks Lindi! (Opens new Window)
Our sincerest thanks and appreciation to Toby and Jay Abramsky of Keystone Property Management for a most informative tour of the Former Congregational Church and Masonic Lodge, 126 Wellington Street, Kingston. Clearly, their devotion to heritage conservation, not to mention their patience during re-development of the site, has resulted in a spectacular example of a thoughtfully restored historic Kingston landmark.
Thank you Toby and Jay, for the tour and for all that you do!
Some photos of our recent trip to the Old House Museum on Wolfe Island in August. (Click an image to enlarge it.)
Our June Speaker Tour featured
Gananoque Pilot Ed Clark.
Sans the informative commentary, Gananoque Pilot Ed Clark’s presentation about the making and flooding of the St. Lawrence Seaway at our 11 June Speaker Speaker Tour event can be viewed here. (Large file. May take a minute or two to load depending on your connection speed.)
For additional information about the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway and the flooding of seven “Lost Villages”, visit the Lost Villages Historical Society’s amazing website. You can also view some remarkable video at the CBC Digital Archive website. (From the initial CBC Archive web page link we have provided here, click on “All Clips from this Topic” to view other 1950s Seaway construction video news stories .)
View details of our 2013 AGM held on 14 May, 2013,
including our 2013 Annual Report to members. FHF President Floyd Patterson (left) presenting
Elaine & Michael Davies with the Margaret Angus Award
for Heritage Conservation – 14 May, 2013