02 April 2017

Archives Appreciation Week?

3-7 April is Archives Awareness Week in Ontario. What's happening?

The Archives of Ontario have a program including a series of presentations exploring new pathways and initiatives in the delivery and preservation of historical materials in Ontario. It's on Thursday, 6 April from 1:30-4:00 p.m. and organized by the Ontario Historical Society.

Grey Roots is offering free admission to the Reading Room for researchers (although donations gratefully received - thank you for your support). A behind-the-scenes tour will leave the Reading Room at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 April.

The Hamilton Public Library has a week of activities starting with a talk A Lemon in the Lemon Tree by OGS Director-at-Large Mike Quackenbush on 3 April.

The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre is offering free admission to the Archives and Research Room from April 3rd to 8th with guided tours and special presentations on 2 April. That will include an introduction to DNA testing for genealogy researchers, and an update on the Bruce County Historical Society’s Documentary Project.

Celebrations at Ottawa area archives are low-key as they work on Canada 150 projects. The City Archives issued a press release inviting visitors.

If you benefit from an archives why not turn awareness into appreciation and let them know that you value the services offered.

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