Society Album

2012-2013 Executive Board

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Images from the 2012 Oille Fountain Potting Ceremony

Each year the Historical Society holds a ceremony where a geranium is planted on the top of the Oille Fountain in downtown St. Catharines.  This is done in commemoration of the donation of the first public drinking fountain in St. Catharines by Dr. Lucius Oille in 1878.  This is the 36th annual ceremony.

Oille 2012 Oille 2012 2

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Images from the 2011 Show and Tell Meeting in November

Once a year, the Historical Society encourages its membership to look in their basements, closets and attics for some treasures to share with the rest of the community.   The interesting records and artefacts that are brought out are always interesting and triggers many memories and stories.  Here are some images from the November 2011 Show and Tell Day.

Photos from Show and Tell Day 2011
Photos from Show and Tell Day 2011

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Images from the 2009 Oille Fountain Potting Ceremony

Each year the Historical Society holds a ceremony where a geranium is planted on the top of the Oille Fountain in downtown St. Catharines.  This is done in commemoration of the donation of the first public drinking fountain in St. Catharines by Dr. Lucius Oille in 1878.  This is the 33rd annual ceremony and descendants of Dr. Oille were in attendance.  Photos provided by Maurice Gomme.

John Burtniak presiding over the ceremony.
John Burtniak presiding over the ceremony.

Geraniums at the ready.
Geraniums at the ready.
Geraniums going up.
Geraniums going up.
Geraniums potted
Geraniums in place atop the Oille Fountain.
Inscription on the Oille Fountain.
Inscription on the Oille Fountain.

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Potting Ceremony 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27 thoughts on “Society Album

  1. I am looking for any pictures or land deeds for a farm that was where harvest barns is located my grandfather owned it till 1956

  2. Hello – I am trying to find out where records from circa 1945 are now held from the United Church that was located at 97 Church St., St. Catharines.

    A am also searching for contact information for records from all Unitarian churches in St. Catharines in the late 1930s.

    Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

    Sharon Reilly

  3. Could someone give me any information on the name of the canning factory that was on the corner of Lake st and James St in st. catharines and when it closed it became a hotspot to teenagers to dance called the Castle.

  4. The tragedy is…St Johns West went into decline in the 1850s (or before)…right when photography was taking off. To my knowledge, there’s only one extant photo taken in the village, and that was in the early 1900s. The photo shows the woolens store on Holland Road, previously Fell’s general store.

    If anyone knows of other photos, please reply.

  5. Where did all the of the Grantham records go from 1860 to 1960? They are missing from all archives. The St Catharines official story is that they were destroyed by the Grantham dwellers at the time of amalgamation. I find that very difficult to believe that is the case, these records detailed very personal land and property details. Any ideas? I own the Seymour farm house and am trying to piece its history together.

  6. Hi, I”m trying to find information and perhaps a picture of the Lincoln County Home (Industry and Refuge) when it was a working home and farm for the poor. Thanks kindly.

  7. I am looking to find out where the initial house area was of James Johnson who had about 300 acres in the wellington street area at the early st catharines family. They intermarried with the Boyle family who may have been on Duke Street, otherwise, his family also was in merriton and his toolbox is in the wetland seaway lock museum as his descendant was involved in the fire department there..also a Harly Johnson was involved in local parades riding a small cart, this range is 1870 to 1970 and looking if there is any remaining houses that were the original Johnson, James’ or the Boyles, including a Nettie Boyle an unmarried relative who lived in or around the Duke Street Area or in the area of the original Johnson farmlands in the montebello park lands area.

  8. I am looking for info and photos of Lakeshore rd. in St. Catharines. Old family homes between Geneva and Lake if possible.

  9. Im looking for photos.of 3 St Catharines groups and hope you can assist.

    MERRITTON GRENADIERS BAND
    MERRITTON BUCCANEERS DRUM CORPS
    44th RCA Trumpet Band

    Any help is.welcomed

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