Upcoming Events 2013

Here is advance notice of 2013 plans.

The Annual General Meeting will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Museum. This is an election year. If you would like to serve on the Historical Society Board, please contact one of our Nominations Committee members: Call 613-678-2323 or info@vankleek.ca .

Memberships:  Please send in your 2013 memberships!  $15 per person; or $25 family; or $50 business - gives a business ad in our Main Street self-guided walking tour.  Memberships are very important to us, and we encourage you to join, or re-join.  A few of you sent in renewals in December!  Thank you!! Our address is:  VKH & District Historical Society, P.O. Box 537, 95 Main Street East, Vankleek Hill K0B 1R0.

Canada Summer Jobs: We applied for two summer students (July & August) from this Federal programme which is very helpful to non-profits across Canada.  In turn, we provide local students with a wealth of valuable learning experience close to home.  We are proud of our Historical Society student alumni!  

What’s ahead??  Sunday April 14 visit us at Yes, Women Can!  The VKH Museum will be at Booth #67 with an exhibition of women’s hats!  Stop by!  If you would like to parade through the exhibits wearing a vintage hat, send me a message: info@vankleek.ca or call 613-678-2323.  For tickets to Yes Woomen Can: call: 613-678-3327.

Walking Tours:  May & June: Ottawa group Rétraite en action is returning to Vankleek Hill on May 16, and in June for walking tours. In 2012, they enjoyed tours guided by enthusiastic volunteers Jean Clermont, Louise Fauteux and Lucie Leblanc which raised $150 for the Museum.  It is pretty clear that they had a good time!

VCI Bursary: June graduation time and the Historical Society will award its bursary for exceptional effort by a senior graduating student in history or geography studies.

Glengarry Pioneer Museum:  July 21, we will take part in the What’s it worth? Appraisal & Collector’s Day at the Museum in Dunvegan.  We will bring along a display of artefacts from our Museum.

Doors Open Champlain:  September 28 the Museum will be open to celebrate its architecture, and the Victorian architecture of the town.

November, we will take part in the annual Victorian Home Tour and host a Wedding re-enactment. There are also plans for an Artefact Day.

And let’s not forget the day-to-day Museum duties. Volunteers always welcome, and needed – on your terms!  Leave your contact info at: 613-678-2323 or info@vankleek.ca .