KCVI QECVI Legacy Project

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Following the decision to consolidate the former Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute (KCVI) and the former Queen Elizabeth Collegiate & Vocational Institute into Kingston Secondary School (KSS), members of the KCVI community began preserving the history of both schools and making it accessible to the KSS community and the public within the KCVI QECVI Legacy Project.

The results of the KCVI QECVI Legacy Project are represented on a wall panel installation inside KSS. Of course, representing the entire history of these remarkable schools in a single wall display is impossible. A collection of curated historic artifacts and documents are housed in the KSS Library and are available for viewing by appointment.

You are invited to browse several online catalogues linked below that showcase each schools' rich history and important contributions. These online collections were created by Legacy Project Committee Member Joanne Whitfield.

This effort would not have been possible without the support of the Government of Canada's Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage Program administered by the Canadian Museum Association; the Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historical Sites; the City of Kingston Heritage Fund; as well as the KCVI Bicentennial Fund, the Limestone Learning Foundation and the Limestone District School Board.

We would like to thank all members of our school and board community, both past and present, who helped us. Special thanks to members of the Legacy Project Committee: Joanne Whitfield, Kevin Reed, Tim Orpin, Chris VanLuven, Talya McKenna and Krishna Burra.

KCVI and QECVI Legacy Collections