Tag Archives: Archives Awareness Week

Porches of Northumberland County

By Abigail Miller, Archivist at Northumberland County Archives and Museum Northumberland County Archives and Museum has been officially closed to the public since Thursday, March 12, 2020. Katie and I are fortunate to be able to continue working from home … Continue reading

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Online Heritage Collections at the Oshawa Public Libraries

By Nicole Adams, Local History and Genealogy Librarian at the Oshawa Public Library Exploring history from home has never been easier. We have been building our online collections for years and are always looking for new ways to engage the … Continue reading

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Connecting the Past with the Future

By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist at the Oshawa Museum What a surreal time we are currently living through. In the not to distant future, historians will study this time and those of us who collect history can help those future historians … Continue reading

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Archives Awareness Week 2020

Social distancing and self-isolation mean that Archives Awareness Week celebrations will look a little different this year.  DRAAG thought this would be a great time to celebrate archives online and the many ways we can still access archival records and … Continue reading

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Archives Awareness Week 2018

The first week of April is celebrated as Archives Awareness Week in Ontario. For Archives Awareness Week 2018, DRAAG is hosting an Open House of the beautiful Campus Library and Archives at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) … Continue reading

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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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