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Shade's Mill, 1820. Photo courtesy of the Cambridge Archives
Linda, Queen's Square | January 3, 2016
It was 200 years ago this New Year, in 1816, that the Honourable William Dickson purchased 90,000 acres along the Grand River from the Six Nations... Read More»
Cover, Jubilee Souvenir of Galt 1897
Laura, Queen's Square | October 10, 2015
Anyone interested in our city's past -- before the 401 and even before automobiles -- should take a peek at our newly digitized local history... Read More»
The mystery lady in my family photos
Laura (Queen's Square) | October 1, 2015
Do you have a shoebox full of mysteries in your closet? I’m talking about all those old family photographs -- perhaps inherited from your great-aunt... Read More»
Member of Parliament James Young, 1867
Linda F., Queen's Square | September 22, 2015
This month’s federal election brings some new issues and new people, but it also brings back memories of other elections and other candidates.  Do... Read More»
Dr. Rowena Hume, inducted in 2012
Linda F., Queen's Square | September 1, 2015
Recognize any of these people?  Do you know what they have in common? They are all members of the Cambridge Hall of Fame! Fame in your own community... Read More»
Galt Aircraft School, (later the Jolly Jumper factory) destroyed by fire in 1992
Linda F., Queen's Square | August 4, 2015
This is a good time to highlight some significant Cambridge architecture that has been preserved, usually by a combination of hard work on the part... Read More»
Gore Building, 1910. (Courtesy of the City of Cambridge Archives)
Linda F., Queen's Square | July 1, 2015
Some buildings and structures in Cambridge haven’t been restored, but there is something left to remind us of what used to be there. It’s always good... Read More»
The Galt Hospital on St. Andrew’s Street, c1912
Linda F., Queen's Square | June 1, 2015
Anyone giving a walking tour of Cambridge will need to mention ghost buildings – buildings once important but since demolished. Some of these... Read More»
Photo, Frederick Douglass
Laura, Queen's Square | January 26, 2015
Ex-Slave Speaks in Galt On a chilly night more than 150 years ago, one of the most remarkable people in American history argued for equality to a... Read More»
Galt Arena Exterior
Laura | December 22, 2014
You have a slippery legend in your neighbourhood. Galt Arena Gardens is proudly touted as the oldest continuously operating ice-hockey arena in the... Read More»