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Janet Carnochan 1839-1926

Janet Carnochan 1839-1926

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2004

Janet Carnochan 1839-1926

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted March, 2011

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
On the north side of Castlereagh Street
between King and Davy streets

Coordinates: N 43 15.123 W 79 04.305


Plaque Text

For more than thirty years Janet Carnochan, a native of Stamford, Ontario, taught elementary and secondary school at Niagara-on-the Lake, but she made her greatest contribution to the community as a historian rather than as an educator. A distinguished historical preservationist, Carnochan founded and was first president of the Niagara Historical Society, 1895-1925, and laboured tirelessly to safeguard and promote the rich heritage of Niagara. She wrote and edited numerous historical works including The History of Niagara and successfully campaigned for the construction of Memorial Hall, the first building erected for the purpose of a museum in Ontario. In 1949, when the town's former high school was incorporated into this complex, it was renamed Janet Carnochan Hall as a tribute to her efforts and dedication.

Related Ontario plaque
Memorial Hall, 1906


Niagara-on-the-Lake Plaques

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> Posted January 28, 2017
This is a plaque of my great great aunt. This lady's sister is my maternal grandmother's mother.
George Greig thegreigs@rogers.com

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