From April 3 to 9, archives across Ontario will be celebrating Archives Awareness Week. This annual event is designed to raise awareness of the many resources that can be found in Ontario’s many archival collections.
What is an archives? The dictionary defines an archives as:
- Usually, archives: documents or records relating to the activities, business dealings, etc., of a person, family, corporation, association, community, or nation.
- archives, a place where public records or other historical documents are kept.
Within archives across Ontario, the collective history of the province can be found. Archives work to not only collect and preserve this history, but to make the information that can be found in these collections available to people worldwide.
This year, DRAAG will be celebrating not only Archives Awareness Week but will also celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Confederation by highlighting interesting items from our collections that date to 1867 and 1967.
Check back the first week of April to learn more about the fascinating item held in archives throughout Durham Region and beyond.