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The Federated Women's of Ontario Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration (1897-1947) 
Texts  18 Jun 1947,   Program of The Federated Women's of Ontario Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration, held at the Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph, Ontario on June 18, 1947. Includes schedule and names of pioneers, presidents and superintendents. Booklet: 8 pages with black and white photos and the Women's...
Home built by first St. Davids settler 
TextsImages  Mullin Carolyn, Home built by first St. Davids settler, "Home built by first St. Davids settler," Niagara-on-the-Lake Review Weekly ( Thomson Newspaper Company Limited), 19 Apr 1994  Full title: "Home built by first St. Davids settler. Current owners are restoring portions of Woodruff-Rigby home". Article written by Carolyn Mullin ("Niagara Falls Review" writer) and published by "Niagara-on-the-Lake Weekly", a community newspaper. Photograph of the house interior with a...
Woodruffs at home. Niagara-on-the-Lake family revives personal history
TextsImages  Mullin Carolyn, Woodruffs at home. Niagara-on-the-Lake family revives personal history , "Woodruffs at home. Niagara-on-the-Lake family revives personal history ," Niagara Falls Review (Niagara Falls, Ontario. Canada), 2 May 1994  Article about Woodbourne house written by Carolyn Mullin and published by Niagara Falls Review, a community newspaper. Woodbourne house is one of several Woodruff houses in the village of St. Davids (Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake). The original Georgian wing of the house was built in 1839 by William...
Queenston address given by Mrs. A. E. Huggins at the unveiling of the historic plague commemorating the founding of Queenston, October 28, 1973. 
TextsImages  28 Oct 1973,   Queenston address given by Mrs. A. E. Huggins at the unveiling of the historic plague commemorating the founding of Queenston, October 28, 1973. Booklet: 20 pages; size:13.7cm x 21.4cm
St. Saviours Brock Memorial Church - Commemoration of the Battle of Queenston Heights. 
TextsImages  14 Oct 1962,   Program of service at St. Saviours Brock Memorial Church in Commemoration of the Battle of Queenston Heights. The celebration took place in Queenston, Ontario on October 14, 1962. Leaflet: 8 pages; size: 17.8cm x 21.5cm
A short history of St Saviours Brock Memorial Church 
TextsImages  September 1988,   Full Title: "St Saviours Brock Memorial Church. Queenston, Ontario, Canada. A short history. September 1988". Includes a page with a list of "Clergy who served at St Saviours". Pamphlet: 4 pages with two photos of the church (front and back covers); size: 14cm x 22cm St. Saviour Anglican Church,...
4-H Homemaking Club Progress Reports. Queenston-St.Davids branch of Women's Institute. 
Texts  Spring 1964,   Forms prepared by Ontario Department of Agriculture, Women's Institute Branch and Home Economics Service and filled out by Mrs. A. E. Huggins, a leader of Queenston-St.Davids club. The girls' homemaking clubs (renamed the 4-H clubs) organized courses for young girls on sewing, cooking, and...
Queenston United Church 
Images  16 Oct 1960,   Black and white photograph of Queenston United Church on a new site. The Queenston United church was built in 1862 and dedicated on January 25, 1863. In the 1940's and 1950's the village grew and Sunday school grew with it. The Church had no Sunday school rooms, no washrooms and no parking. The...
Constitution of Queenston Community Association 
Texts  1970,   Constitution of Queenston Community Association. 4 pages with typed text on: objects, membership, annual fees, duties of officers, committees and meetings.
Queenston past and present. Jean Huggins, teacher and unofficial historian, remembers 
TextsImages  Yeo, Debra Ann, Queenston past and present. Jean Huggins, teacher and unofficial historian, remembers, "Queenston past and present. Jean Huggins, teacher and unofficial historian, remembers," St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada), 19 Apr 1989  Article about Jean Huggins (Mrs. A. E. Huggins), long-term resident of Queenston, and unofficial historian of the village, published in a local newspaper. Newspaper photograph with caption: "Jean Huggins, Queenston's unofficial historian, stands in front of Laura Secord Public School, where she...
Riverview Hotel property in Queenston for the farmerettes 
Texts    Full title: Riverview Hotel Property In Queenston For The Farmerettes. Will be operated for duration by Ontario Farm Service; Expect 120 girls and staff there. Farmerettes- young women who came from all across Canada to Niagara area to help local farmers with harvest during World War II. Charles...
Anne Helena Woodruff 
TextsImages    Essay about Anne Helena Woodruff, one of Canada's early women writers, written by Elsie M. Stevens, a member of the Women's Literary Club of St. Catharines. Anne Helena Woodruff was born in St. Davids, on December 28, 1850, to William Henry Woodruff and Mary Delilah Secord. While living on her...
A senior citizen's recollections 
TextsImages  Field, John, A senior citizen's recollections, "A senior citizen's recollections," Niagara Advance (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada), 26 Jun 1975  Article about domestic life before World War I in Niagara region. It was based on interview with Mrs. Florence May who came to Canada from England. Newspaper photograph with caption: "Cooling off the hard way, Chris Toye, jumps from a tree at Navy Hall into the Lake. Temperatures in the 30's...
Queenston oozes with historical intrigue 
TextsImages  Petrie, Francis, Queenston oozes with historical intrigue, "Queenston oozes with historical intrigue," Niagara Falls Evening Review (Niagara Falls, Ontario. Canada), 24 Jan 1970  Article about Queenston history, particularly Laura Secord house. A handwritten correction by Jean Huggins under a photo: "Wrong caption. This is the Laura Secord house (possibly 1920s prior to L-shaped verandah by Frank Shepp.)
Fishermen named Niagara public house 'Whale Inn' 
TextsImages  Phelps, Frances, Fishermen named Niagara public house 'Whale Inn', "Fishermen named Niagara public house 'Whale Inn'," St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada), 22 May 1957  Article with a photograph of ""Whale Inn" occupied by Elliott family 100 years" The property is located at 66 King Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Ice jam at Queenston Dock, 1936 
Images  1936,   Black and white photo of Queenston Dock with buildings and platform damaged by ice jam. "TORONTO BOATS. Canada Steamship Lines" sign still visible above the ice. Reverse:: "1936 Ice jam Queenston dock"
Charles Bowles at a retirement party of Miss Hazel Corman, a principal of in Laura Secord Memorial School in Queenston 
Images    Black and white photograph of Charles Bowles, former caretaker at Laura Secord Memorial School, taken during Miss Hazel Corman retirement party in Laura Secord Memorial Hall. Miss Hazel A. Corman, retiring after 35 years as principal of Laura Secord Memorial School in Queenston public school, was...
Former Queenston Principal Honored 
TextsImages  "Former Queenston Principal Honored," St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada), 22 Jun 1953  Articles about Hazel A. Corman, retiring principal of Laura Secord Memorial School in Queenston, published in the St. Catharines Standard and Niagara Falls Evening Review. "Many Honor Retiring Principal at Queenston" "Party For Queenston Educator" "Laura Secord Old Boys, Girls To Honor Retiring...
Laura Secord Public School - Diamond Jubilee 1915-1975 
TextsImages    Booklet on Laura Secord School Diamond Jubilee with programme, historical sketches as well as list of school staff for 1975 and members of Jubilee Committee. Program consists of 11 pages with yellow paper cover. The pages were handwritten first, then photocopied to create a booklet. There are...
Outward Bound for the Thousand Islands 
ImagesTexts    Folded card with black and white photograph of steamer "Toronto" sailing toward Thousand Islands. Reverse: "OUTWARD BOUND FOR THE THOUSAND ISLANDS On a sunny afternoon more than half a century ago, the steamer "Toronto" is approaching the Eastern Gap as she leaves Toronto Bay for the waters of...
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Queenston Collection

Queenston Collection includes an extensive historical material from the area collected by Jean Huggins.