Old House Museum

10th Anniversary Celebration


Saturday July 27, 2019

 2:00 – 4:00 pm

At the Museum


Please join us for a variety of activities - special exhibits, refreshments, Pop-Up Artist tent, brief reflections from people with connections to the Old House (at about 2:15), a wandering accordion player and even a juggler!

In other words, something for all ages!

Hope to see you there!

Please contact Kathy Horton if you have questions or are interested

in helping out!  613-817-9838     kathyhorton42@gmail.com


 Speaker Series


All presentations will be held on Sundays starting at 1:30 pm at the United Church Hall.  Watch for flyers with more details closer to the dates!


July 28       Rick Revelle, author of Algonquin Sunset – third book of the series


August 25   David More author, speaking on Barley Days of Prince Edward County


October 20 Lorne Keyes speaking on A Wolfe Island Heritage


If you have any ideas for a Speaker Series topic, please contact

Brian Johnson, Speaker Series Coordinator



Annual General Meeting

Sunday, September 21, 1:30 PM

United Church Hall

AGM Meeting:      The meeting will begin at 1:30 pm. There will be at least one vacancy on the Board.  Speak with any Board member for more information about serving on the Board. Also, consider stopping by for all or some of the August Board meeting (Aug. 13, 6:30 pm, Town Hall) to get a sense of the Board’s work.


Scanning Family Archives:   After the AGM, we’ll have a short presentation / demonstration on how to preserve family photos and printed materials using a smart phone or scanner.


WIHS Website and Facebook Page

Board member Shauna Kingstone has been updating the Historical Society’s website. Be sure to take a look (https://wolfeislandhistoricalsociety.org) and also visit our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/wolfeislandhistory/).


Filming Opportunities

At the June Board meeting, we had a short presentation by the Kingston Film Office - designed to attract and support major film and television production in the greater Kingston area. If you are interested in having your home or property considered for such filming, we will have information available at the Museum and at our Sunday afternoon Speaker Series presentations.


Volunteer Opportunities

All of our activities happen because of dedicated volunteers. Some tasks are short and occasional (such as helping out at special events or Speaker Series events); others take more time and are spread over several months (such as creating and publishing the Windword).


We can always use more volunteers!!!

Contact Shauna Kingstone for further information.   613-583-1023         hennpenn10@gmail.com


What Are Your Ideas?

The Historical Society’s main activities include:

  • Operating the Old House Museum
  • Organizing a series of Sunday afternoon presentations (April to October)
  • Publishing annually the Windword
  • Maintaining the WIHS website and Facebook pages
  • Working with the Municipality to inventory and preserve old paper records (archives)

What do you think?  Are there other activities you wish we were doing?  

Do you have ideas on how we can improve our current activities?

Other thoughts?

Please let us know your ideas by contacting Kimberley Thomas, WIHS President at:

613-483-5879     kthomas830@gmail.com