The first full week of April is Archives Awareness Week in Ontario – a time to discover and celebrate the many different archives that help to preserve our history and culture. Don’t miss our Libraries and Archives page.
Here are just some of the AAW events taking place in and around Toronto:
The Archives of Ontario, in partnership with the Ontario Historical Society, is hosting a symposium on the afternoon of Thursday 6 April titled “Active Archives: Bringing Ontario’s History Online” — a series of presentations on new initiatives in the preservation of historical materials. And all week long, visitors to the Archives can explore two free exhibits: “Family Ties: Ontario Turns 150“, and “From Suffragettes to the Second Wave: Women’s Activism in Ontario“.
The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives in Brampton is presenting “Archives 101” on the evening of Thursday 6 April — an opportunity to learn how to organize and protect historical records, including a behind-the-scenes tour.
The City of Vaughan Archives is sharing one image each day of the week of an artifact or artifacts that represent each of its five major communities: Maple, Kleinburg, Concord, Woodbridge and Thornhill.
And the Durham Region Area Archives Group will be mining the holdings of its member institutions, and showcasing items from 1867 and 1967 in honour of the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
For AAW events elsewhere in the province, visit the Archives Association of Ontario website. What will you discover?