The Bay of Quinte Branch of the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada has been operating since 1956. We cover the area of Lennox and Addington, Hastings, Prince Edward, and Northumberland Counties. Our members come from across Canada and throughout the world.
Our meetings are held on the second Saturday of the months of January, March, May, September and November in locations throughout the Quinte area. The annual meeting and election of branch officers are held in May at the historic former Adolphustown Township Hall.We publish our branch newsletter “The Quinte Muster” six times a year.
For a recent PDF copy of our newsletter click here. To contact the branch, email us at email@example.com
The OBJECTIVES of the Bay of Quinte are as follows:
1. to unite together, irrespective of creed or political party, the descendants of those families who during the American Revolutionary War 1776-1783, sacrificed their homes by retaining loyalty to the British Crown; and to perpetuate the spirit of loyalty to the Empire;
2. to preserve the history and traditions of that important epoch in Canadian history, by rescuing from oblivion the history and traditions of the Loyalist families, before it is too late;
3. to collect together in a suitable place, the portraits, relics and documents relating to the United Empire Loyalists, which are now scattered throughout Canada and elsewhere;
4. to publish historical and genealogical publications as may be approved by the membership;
5. to seek out and initiate some means of preserving and marking the last resting place of our United Empire Loyalist ancestors throughout what was known first as Mecklenburg, and later Midland District of Upper Canada;
6. to erect, construct and repair buildings, monuments, memorials and also to purchase real estate and other things that may be considered desirable to perpetuate the memory of the United Empire Loyalists;
7. to stimulate a vigorous Canadian national sentiment by encouragement of a school system, whereby stronger emphasis shall be placed upon the study of more Canadian history, especially that of the United Empire Loyalists in relation to their faith in God, allegiance to the sovereign and an unflagging love of freedom for the rights of others;
8. to promote good fellowship amongst its members and the furtherance of understanding, goodwill, and co-operation among all peoples.
We do many projects related to preserving Loyalist history in the Bay of Quinte area. Our main on-going project is owning and operating the United Empire Loyalist Heritage Centre and Park in Adolphustown.
In addition, we created the “Legacy of Loyal Americans Hall of Honour” in 2003 to identify and celebrate those descendants of the United Empire Loyalists, particularly with roots to the Quinte area who have made significant achievements, either locally, nationally or internationally.
For a list of our past Hall of Honour recipients click here.
For other past branch projects click here.