Campbellford-Seymour Heritage Centre
113 Front St. N. Campbellford
October 21, 2013 - 7:30 pm
Guest speaker: Allan Kerr
Topic: Captain Thomas Allan and the Allan Farm at Hoards Station
November 18, 2013 - 7:30 pm
Guest Speaker: Neil Smith, Archivist for the Hastings, Prince Edward Regimental Museum
The Ross Rifle Controversy Revisited.
December 16, 2013
Christmas Pot Luck.
The mandate of the Campbellford-Seymour Heritage Society is to
foster an awareness of local history and pride in the heritage
of the community of Campbellford/Seymour within the
Municipality of Trent Hills.
The Heritage Society was founded in January 1983, and affiliation
with the Ontario Historical Society was quickly established. Monthly meetings were initially held in members' homes, at the town council chambers, and at the Campbellford District High School library.
The Society had no permanent home until 1989 when the Town
Council of Campbellford generously gave the Society the use
of the stone building at 113 Front St. North for the purpose of
creating a heritage facility.
Aims of the Campbellford-Seymour Heritage Society:
- To continue the study, preservation and communication of the heritage and history of Campbellford/Seymour, its environs
and its people.
- To develop and maintain local archives.
- To assist in family and genealogical research.
- To collect and maintain artifacts of local significance.
- To co-operate with other heritage societies, institutions
and agencies to contribute to the advancement and
preservation of both local and Canadian history.
The Heritage Society collects archival material and historical artifacts relevant to the Campbellford/Seymour area and also has a large
collection of genealogical and historical research material.
The Society hosts special events of historical significance, such as
walking tours designed to explore the architectural styling and
history of various buildings in Campbellford, antique evaluations
where qualified appraisers evaluate artifacts submitted by area
residents, cemetery excursions, and trips to other heritage sites.
Guest speakers, dealing with topics such as genealogy and archival research, are featured at regular meetings.
In September, 2000, the Campbellford-Seymour Heritage Society
released a new publication, Gleanings: A History of Campbellford/Seymour, in an effort to preserve local heritage.
The Society has many dedicated volunteers who donate their time
and efforts to projects that foster heritage preservation.