Details about the Christian Guardian microfilm collection and an exciting new volunteer project about Watercombe Camp are highlighted in the April edition of New to the Archives.


Watercombe Camp Volunteer Project

Lennox & Addington County is home to many dedicated volunteers. An exciting volunteer project in the Archives is being headed up by Sarah Monnier, a third year student of history at Queen’s University. 

Sarah’s project involves a donation that came to the Archives in the summer of 2016. If you’re a long time resident of this area, you’ve probably heard of its subject matter: Watercombe Camp. Nestled on the shores of Long Reach, Adolphustown, Watercombe, owned and operated by two generations of the Collins family, was a summer haven for tourists and neighbours alike. Over 700 photographs ranging from the 1930s to 1960s bring this camp back to life. It’s a wonderful peek into the lazy days of summer in the Bay of Quinte. 

Stay tuned as Sarah continues with the project!


The Christian Guardian Microfilm Collection:

Newspaper - The Christian Guardian (1829 – 1925), 58 reels covering the entire span of the publication. The Christian Guardian was the first religious newspaper published in Canada. The Canadian Wesleyan Methodists founded the publication and continued its run until the Methodist Church in Canada merged with the Presbyterians and Congregationalists to form the United Church of Canada in 1925.