Tag Archives: Archives

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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Nursing Sisters in Canada – The Story of Mabel Bruce Evans

By Alexandra Geropoulos, Archivist – Clarington Museum and Archives When people recall World War I & II, many recall the men and women who bravely served and fought for their country during those dark periods in human history. Each community has … 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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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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My Favourite Collection – Megan Pugh, Whitby Archives

Cullen Hay Perry Letters One of my favourite collections at the Whitby Archives is the Cullen Hay Perry Letters from the First World War. Cullen Hay Perry was born in Whitby, Ontario on August 15, 1893 to John Ham Perry … Continue reading

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My Favourite Collection – Sarah Ferencz, Whitby Archives

Whitby Knitting Club Fonds The Whitby Knitting Club fonds is small enough to fit into one box but the story behind the club and its activities never cease to inspire me. Originally known as the Ten Monday Nighters, the club … Continue reading

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