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Leeds & Grenville Branch – April 2024 Presentation: Brockville Newspapers From 1821 to 1917 – With Alice McMurtry From the Brockville Museum

Join us on Monday, April 1st at 7:00 pm via Zoom for our presentation about Brockville Newspapers from 1821 to 1917 with Alice McMurtry from the Brockville Museum.

This presentation chronicles the formation and development of Brockville’s leading newspapers. Power, politics, and technology all play a part in this story. This talk looks at familiar examples like the Recorder and the Times, along with stories of lesser-known papers like the Brockville Gazette and the Statesman. We’ll see how the politics of the day influenced the development of these papers and how they shaped the Brockville community.

Alice McMurtry is the Community Program Coordinator at the Brockville Museum, where she develops public and educational programming for a range of audiences.

To register for this presentation, click here.

The Leeds & Grenville Branch has digitized many of the Brockville papers up to 1901, and the digital files are available in the Members Library on the Branch website.  The microfilm reels are also available for viewing in the Branch Archives, by making an appointment for a visit.