Belleville’s City Hall is turning 150, and the community is invited to join in the celebrations June 15

Belleville City Hall. – Photo by Hollie Pratt-Campbell/Hometownist

The 150th anniversary of Belleville’s City Hall is coming up, and community members are invited to a special “birthday party” being held Saturday, June 15 to celebrate.

It’s organized by Heritage Belleville, and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on that date, featuring a number of fun activities including:

  • Birthday cake
  • Music by Andy Forgie and members of the Quinte Symphony
  • Guided tours of City Hall
  • Period actors
  • Historical games from Glanmore National Historic Site
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Prizes
  • Documentary Screenings

“150 years is a remarkable milestone for Belleville City Hall,” said Heritage Belleville Chair Karen Fisk in a media release. “We want to invite our entire community to come celebrate with us as we look back on the history of this Belleville landmark and how it serves our city today. Mark your calendar and be sure to join us for this wonderful occasion!”

In addition to the activities listed above, Hastings County Historical Society and the Community Archives of Belleville Hastings County have also curated special displays for the event on the history of the building, how its role and function have changed over the years, renovations that have taken place and more.

Welcoming remarks will be provided by Mayor Neil Ellis and Heritage Belleville beginning at 10 a.m. at the Bernice Parrott Stage in Market Square behind City Hall. All are welcome to drop by throughout the day.

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