2016 Archives Awareness Week Calendar of Events

Tell us what you are doing to celebrate and promote archives!   

To have your event listed here email the AAO Archives Advisor.

Check back often for new event listings.  


Archives of Ontario Customer Appreciation Week

Date: Monday, April 4 to Saturday, April 9

Location: First Floor, Archives of Ontario, 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd., Toronto

Our week-long customer appreciation event, where we will be showing our gratitude to Archives of Ontario researchers with free giveaways at our Reception Desk. Register online here

Archives of Ontario Tour

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 6, 1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Location: Meet in George Spragge Classroom, Archives of Ontario, 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd., Toronto

Explore one of the most cutting-edge archival facilities in Canada. Register online here

Archives of Ontario Out of the Box! Speakers Event

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 6, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Location: George Spragge Classroom, Archives of Ontario, 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd., Toronto

Three speakers will talk about how they are using the Archives’ collections, Dr. Jay Young, Outreach Officer, Archives of Ontario,  Jennifer Harrington, Curator and Wendy Rowney, Assistant General Manager and Steve Paikin, Host of TV Ontario’s popular The Agenda Register online here

Official Opening of the Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County

Date & Time: Thursday, April 7, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: John M. Parrott Art Gallery, Belleville Public Library, 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville

Celebrate the opening of Ontario's newest archival facility. All week there will be tours behind the scenes of the new archives. Keep an eye on cabhc.ca for details of how to sign up for a tour.

Free Admission and Tour at Grey Roots Museum and Archives

Dates: April 4 - 8, 2016

Location: Grey Roots Museum & Archives, 102599 Grey Rd. 18  RR4 Owen Sound

Grey Roots is offering free admission to the Reading Room for researchers (although donations gratefully received - thank you for your support). A behind-the-scenes tour will leave the Reading Room at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6. This is your chance to see treasures from our collection and new acquisitions laid out as part of the tour. www.greyroots.com

Presentation at Stratford-Perth Archives

Date: April 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Location: James Anderson Gallery, Stratford-Perth Archives, 4273 Line 34 (Hwy 8 West of Stratford)

To mark Vimy Ridge Day and Archives Week in Ontario, Frank Reid from Historic Canada’s Memory Project will give a presentation about the importance of remembering and documenting our veterans. Frank Reid is a veteran, author and playwright who spent eight years in the Canadian Army. www.perthcounty.ca/stratford_perth_archives 

Introduction to Family History

Date: April 5, 7 pm

Celebrate Archives, History and Genealogy

Date: April 10, 1-4 pm

Location: Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, 33 Victoria  St. North, Southampton

Learn about genealogy, researching family history and have a guided tour behind the scenes at BCM&CC. Go to  http://www.brucemuseum.ca/events/archives-awareness-week-events/  for more information.

Land Records Workshop

Date: April 4, 2016, 10:00am  - 12 noon

Location: Trent Valley Archives, 367 Carnegie Ave., Peterborough

Discover what happened to lands in your family and possibly previously unknown facts about where other family members resided. Registration limited.  Email admin@trentvalleyarchives.com to register.  For more information visit www.trentvalleyarchives.com

Photos in Your Attic

Date: April 9, 2016 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Location: Trent Valley Archives, 367 Carnegie Ave., Peterborough

Have your photos or postcards viewed by experts who can help you identify the era, location and find ways to preserve your valuable artifacts.  First come first serve, no reservation necessary.  For more information visit www.trentvalleyarchives.com

Grimsby Historical Society Archives Open House

Date: April 6, 2016, 1-4 pm and 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Building, 25 Adelaide St., Grimsby

The archives will be highlighting the Woolverton family at both open houses.  The Grimsby Public Library will also be hosting a display in the lobby of the archives from April 4th to 8th. For more information visit www.grimsbyhistoricalsociety.com. 

Archives Open House at Lakehead University Library

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 5, 11am-3pm

Location: 5th floor, Chancellor Paterson Library, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay

Students, faculty, and community members are invited to drop in for a peek at some of the highlights of the collections, to meet the new archivist, and learn about upcoming developments. 

Archives Awareness Week at Middlesex Centre Archives

Date & Time:  April 2nd, 1 to 4 pm; April 7th, 6:30 to 9 pm; April 8th, 1 to 4 pm.

Location: 2652 Gideon Drive, Delaware

Visit us during our extended hours this week.  See our website for regular open hours. www.middlesexcentrearchive.ca

Address: 411 Richmond Street East, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5A 3S5

Phone: 647-343-3334 | Email: aao@aao-archivists.ca


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