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Learn about Kingston's wartime buildings at talk by local historian

May 9, 2017 -

The Heritage Resource Centre will host a talk by local historian Peter Gower on the city's wartime buildings on Thursday, May 25 at 10 a.m. in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

Gower's presentation, "Kingston during the Great War," features dozens of photos of sites associated with World War I, some of which can still be seen today. A highlight is a panoramic photo of the 10,000 men at Barriefield's military camp in May 1916.

Gower is a retired elementary and high school teacher and the author of Kingston in 150 Pictures, set to be published later this year with the support the Frontenac Heritage Foundation and the City of Kingston Heritage Fund.

This is the fourth presentation in the City's Heritage Resource Centre speaker series.

Registration is free and open to the public. Reserve your spot now at CityofKingston.ca/HRC.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

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