Fosters interest in and preservation of our local history. Projects include a museum, archives; walking tours, oral histories, genealogy. Vankleek Hill is located in Eastern Ontario at the crossroads of Highway 34 and County Road 10 in Champlain Township, United Counties of Prescott and Russell, part of the historic Lower Ottawa Valley.
The society is researching and writing a book about the history of the township, dating from the earliest settlement following the War of 1812 to the present. Family profile submissions are welcome. [The original link is broken. This link points to an archived copy on the Wayback Machine]
From 1896 to 1936, 7,000 Scottish children went to Canada through William Quarriers's Orphan Homes of Scotland, arriving in Belleville (Marchmont Home) and later Brockville (Fairknowe Home) before being sent to work on Ontario farms or as household help.