Welcome to the Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County

The Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County preserves the history of our Eastern Ontario community through the records of local governments, individuals, families, businesses and organizations. Find us in the Belleville Public Library building at 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville, Ontario. Call us at 613-967-3304.

The archives is open Monday to Thursday, 9.30am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm and on Friday and Saturday by appointment.

Archives News

May events

Earlier this month, we were delighted to be able to host archivists from across Ontario at the Archives Association of Ontario's annual conference, which was held in Belleville for the first time. The Community Archives [...]

Belleville in World War I

Follow the citizens of Belleville and Hastings County as they face the challenges of the home front during the First World War through excerpts from The Daily Intelligencer, August 1914 to December 1918 in a series of blog posts compiled by Laurel Bishop.

The Hastings County Historical Society will soon be publishing the story of how people in Belleville and Hastings County met those challenges in a new book compiled and edited by Laurel Bishop. More details soon!

You can also read about First World War Nursing Sisters with a Belleville or Hastings County connection in Don Brearley’s posts on the topic.