This is the year Belleville marks its 200th birthday and a number of people are planning the celebrations to mark the milestone.
Two hundred years ago Belleville’s population sat at 150 people.
They were the ones to adopt the name and set things in motion for this anniversary.
The Hastings County Historical Society is planning five commemorative plaques for the downtown.
President Richard Hughes says one will be for the former Firehall #2 building.
Another plaque will mark the old Pinnacle Street railway which lasted until the ’60s.
Hughes says a committee is also planning a special historic edition of the Belleville magazine to be delivered to city households in the summer.
You can catch host Mary Thomas with the full interview on Newsmaker Sunday, this Sunday at the noon hour on 800 CJBQ.