Family Histories

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 […]

The history of Jeannine Duval Seguin

The Story Of Vankleek Hill’s Retired Country Music Singing, Hops-Picking Postmaster A glimpse into the life of Jeannine Duval Seguin of Vankleek Hill takes us through the 1950s and 1960s, a time of change and modernization in rural Ontario. Her life touches on experiences all but forgotten in our local history – the small subsistence […]

The history of Postmasters in Vankleek Hill

The Story Of Vankleek Hill’s Postal Service Pandemic times puts to the test our Canadian tradition of quietly waiting-in-line in an orderly fashion. At the Vankleek Hill Post Office, clients today are to be congratulated for their consideration and patience as they wait outside.Our post office staff compare the unprecedented number of boxes arriving to […]