Tag Archives: Archives Awareness Week

Northumberland County Archives – 1867 and 1967

On January 9, 1967, Cobourg town council held their inaugural meeting in the courtroom of Victoria Hall dressed in authentic reproduction costumes reminiscent of the 1867 period. Minutes from the 1867 town council meeting were read by the town clerk, … Continue reading

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Whitby Archives – 1867 and 1967

1867 In 1867, the Town of Whitby threw a big party to celebrate Canada’s first birthday on July 1. The plan for Dominion Day was printed in local newspapers and 8000 people came from the surrounding area to take part … Continue reading

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Oshawa Museum – 1867 and 1967

This year marks the 150th Anniversary of Confederation. The year will be filled with celebrations, retrospection and imagining where this country will be in another 150 years. To begin the celebration, member institutions of DRAAG have looked through their holdings … Continue reading

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Meet the Law Librarian – Ciara Ward, Northumberland Law Association

Today we meet law librarian Ciara Ward. What do you do at the Northumberland County Law Association? I am the Librarian. What my job entails varies day-to-day; I am in charge of managing the Library Budget we are given every … Continue reading

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Meet the Local History Librarian – Becky George, Pickering Public Library

Up next is Becky George, Local History and Genealogy Librarian for the Pickering Public Library. What do you do at the Pickering Public Library ?  I am the Local History and Genealogy Librarian. The Library has a wonderful collection of … Continue reading

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Meet the Local History Librarian – Eva Saether, Oshawa Public Library

Up next is Eva Saether, Local History and Genealogy Librarian for the Oshawa Public Library. What do you do at Oshawa Public Libraries? I am the Local History and Genealogy Librarian for Oshawa Public Libraries. The purpose of the local … Continue reading

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Meet the Curator – Earl Wotton, Ontario Regiment Museum

Today we have the opportunity to learn a bit more about a very unique site in Durham Region, the Ontario Regiment Museum.  Up until 2015, this amazing site had been run entirely by dedicated volunteers like Earl Wotton. These passionate … Continue reading

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