Society Album

2012-2013 Executive Board

HS Exec Nov 2012 010

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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.

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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’m looking for photos of the following St. Catharines area Drum Corps that were active in the 50’s 60’s. Port Dalhousie Guardsmen,Merritton Grenadiers,Merritton Buccaneers,44th RCA Trumpet Band,Lincoln and Welland Bugle Band.

    Any assistance is most appreciated

    1. Rick

      My Uncle Richard (Dick) Forbes, marched in the Port Dalhousie Guardsman. I have photos of him pole sitting at the Towers Department Store to fund raise $10,000 to help send the Guardsman to France for a celebration. I can send you the photos and further information from the St. Catharines Standard. The original photos of the fund raising are held at the St. Catharines, Museum, lock 3

      1. You would likely find photos of the Lincoln and Welland band at the Niagara Military Heritage Centre – Home of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment Museum, in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

  2. Marla Giffin. I am trying to find out about my neighbourhood I grew up in. My mom & dad built on Coronation Blvd in 1957. They left the last pear tree up from “Fawell Farm”. I tribute to the farmland. My dad passed in 1978, my mom now in nursing home. So interested in the Martindale area. Do you have any pictures or info. I’m still living in the area. So currious! Also all the little cottages in a horse shoe around Vansickle Rd. N, and grapeview Dr. Heard that there was a man-made lake there and I “Summer resort”. for alot of Americians? Can you find out anything for me.

  3. looking for any info on the O’reilly house and or old photo’s on Edmund street in St.catharines.

  4. Hi there.

    Looking for an image or images of the Old Downtown YMCA. Fond memories and trying to “see” it again.

  5. I am looking for a photo of The Protestant Orphans home that was located on Ontario Street, also a picture of St Josephs school located on Facer Street

  6. i am searching for info on the mclaren family of lake st.. they had a farm and sold a sesction to the city for the armoury.. i only have one document about the farm… would appreciate any info on this.. please…… they owned the house across from the armoury, where the caa now sits.. my dad planted the big tree out front.. he sold the property, in the early 60.s…….. thanks..

  7. i am searching for information on my grandfather douglas taylor he is from st.catharines and passed away before i was born in 1985. he was into politics of some sort for the city and was at the opening for the hotel deiu hospital. his wifes name is laura mae taylor who passed in november 2005 or 2006. please let me know if you can direct me on how to aquire this information, thanks so much
    melissa julien

  8. I was wondering what the Historical background of the “Chelsea ” building I think on William str near montebello park? Can you direct me to this information?

    thanks ,
    marp@cogeco.ca

  9. I am trying to get access to old photos of Elizabeth St in St Catharines. especially between Lake and York. I hope you can help.

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