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Two Videos from Music Night in the Wellington Townhall

                 Terry Spilchen Going Away Without You Babe




                    Terry Spilchen Lucky Lips and Let's Roll



Recent News

Outreach Program News

Mrs. Lynne Hunt, once again, this year is the supervisor of the instruction for children at the Victoria Schoolhouse while Board Member Lynda Sommer supervises all programming.

Our Learning in a One-Room Schoolhouse Boxes with artifacts and archival materials, along with our Teacher Resource Manual, have been used by 16 schools in the Hastings and Prince Edward School Board jurisdiction during 2010-2011.

We invite School groups to visit the Victoria Schoolhouse when it reopens for the season on May 24, 2012. Book early through Jennifer Lyons, Head Curator.

Please include a visit to Victoria Schoolhouse in your summer plans during the 2012 tourist season!

Restoration and Maintenance of the Schoolhouse

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that during the summer Roger Hobson restored sections of the north side of the Schoolhouse.

In September Les Latchford and Kornelis DeJong completed the restoration of the north wall. The sanding and painting of the original siding was completed by Kornelis. Once again, we thank Roger Hobson for his expertise and volunteer hours that make restoration of this century-old building happen in a timely manner. We are grateful for Les and Kornelis' contribution to the restoration project. Plans are underway to replace the chimney in its original location. The stove and pipes will be installed to increase the authenticity of the original heating system.

Membership News

At present, the QEMA Board of Directors announces that we now have 101 members and Friends of Quinte Educational Museum including our Lifetime members. We have exceeded our goal of 100 members! . We thank all our members for helping us to preserve the history of education for future generations. While most of our members are from Prince Edward County, we are pleased to have members from the surrounding areas of Belleville, Frankford, Stirling,, Campbellford, Kingston, and as far away as Toronto, Florida, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Markham, Bobcaygeon, and North York.

We truly believe that the sustainability of any organization is highly dependent on its membership. Over the last 3 years we are indebted to our membership for their donations and support of our fundraising and other special events. If you wish to have a membership for 2010, send a cheque for $10 to QEMA along with address and telephone number. Our Membership Chair is Louise Sallans, 400 Island Rd, RR 1 Picton,ON K0K 2T0. Charitable receipts are issued for all donations that are in excess of the membership fee. If you have expertise or interest in any particular aspect of museum work, we would welcome your input.

From the Pages of History

Louise Sallans is currently working on a History of QEMA 1977-2011. It are hopeful that it will be ready for publication during 2012.


Victorian Gala 2011

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish to thank the following organizations, businesses and individuals who supported this year's Gala at the Restaurant On The knoll at West lake.

Dan Rainey, President


QEMA's Mission Statement 

         To tell the story of education in Ontario, using Prince Edward County as an example and as a primary source of museum material;

         To encourage interest in both the history of education as well as the teaching profession;

         To support Canadian Studies and the Ontario Curriculum in Social Studies/History;

         To collect and preserve artifacts and records;

         To provide an archives and library for social and educational research.




'Preserving Educational History for Future Generations'

2012 Quinte Educational Museum and Archives, Inc.