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The Vankleek Hill & District Historical Society presents stories and tales of Vankleek Hill from its early years.

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Latest from the Blog

The history of Riverest Regency Cottage

A Story To Celebrate L’Orignal’s Past And Future As always when reviewing history, particularly local history, everything is open to further research.In May 2021, the 1833 heritage site Riverest Regency Cottage on Wharf Street in L’Orignal plans to open as the Riverest Marina and Restaurant. To mark this endeavour, we present this brief history of […]

A history of racism and stereotyping in Vankleek Hill’s past

A Story To Mark Black History Month Black History Month brings us an opportunity to explore both our personal experiences and our community experiences with racism. We know racism and prejudice continue to exist. We must continuously make the effort to recognize and reject it, and to forge new pathways that benefit us all.The Vankleek […]