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2019 Archives Awareness Week

Calendar of events

The AAO has designated April 1st to 7th as Archives Awareness Week. Take this opportunity to celebrate your archives and the importance of your collections and documentary heritage in the community. Use our AAW poster to celebrate and promote your archives!

2019 Archives Awareness Week Posters 

                                     

Download links: 

Poster 1: PDF, JPEG

Poster 2: PDF, JPEG

Event Listings

To have your event listed here email the AAO Archives Advisor. Check back often for new event listings. 

Members can check out our Archives Awareness Week 2019 Resources

Tweeting about events? Use the #2019AAW hashtag!

 Monday, April 1

Lambton County Archives 

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Free Admission

 Tuesday, April 2

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre’s Research Room & Archives

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Free Admission to the Research Room 

Hamilton Public Library: Inside the Vaults Local History and Archives

10:00 am Central 

Tour the vaults of HPL’s Local History & Archives. Staff take you on a tour through the archives and share some of their favourite items from their collections.

Lambton County Archives 

9:00 am to 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Free Admission

Lambton County Archives: Researching Your Property

Registration required 

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Discover the resources available to uncover your property's past.

Rideau Archives: House and Property History 

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

6581 Fourth Line, North Gower

Presentation and discussion on researching the history of your house or property using documents, photographs, maps, and other local resources. 

 Wednesday, April 3

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre’s Research Room & Archives

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Free Admission to the Research Room 

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre: Launching new online collections search tips video

Stay tuned! 

Hamilton Public Library: Inside the Vaults Local History and Archives

2:00 pm Central 

Tour the vaults of HPL’s Local History & Archives. Staff take you on a tour through the archives and share some of their favourite items from their collections.

Lambton County Archives 

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Free Admission

Lambton County Archives: Solving Mysteries of the Past

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Free Admission

A regular feature at the Lambton County Archives is the photo X-Files. This includes photographs from newspapers, family albums, and assorted donations. The X-Files is open to the community to help identify the place, time, date, who is in the photo, or anything else they may know to help close the book on these files. Join us on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 and bring in your own unidentified photos so we can help you solve your X-File mysteries!

Thursday, April 4

Archives of Ontario: How Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums Use Social Media

1:00 pm - 5:00pm
George Spragge Classroom
Archives of Ontario
134 Ian Macdonald Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario

The Archives of Ontario is hosting a symposium about how social media is changing the ways that the GLAM sector (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) connects with audiences. The event will be an opportunity for social media practitioners to share successes and challenges, and meet others in the GLAM sector who are creating content, promoting their institutions, and encouraging dialogue on social media. 

Further details  and registration to participate in-person or remote attendance here

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre’s Research Room & Archives

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Free Admission to the Research Room 

Hamilton Public Library: Inside the Vaults Local History and Archives

7:00 pm Central 

Tour the vaults of HPL’s Local History & Archives. Staff take you on a tour through the archives and share some of their favourite items from their collections.

Lambton County Archives 

9:00 am to 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Free Admission

Lampton County Archives: Drop into Geneology 

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Need help tracing your ancestry? The Lambton County Archives is offering a beginners class on genealogy, Thursday, April 4, 2019. Work on your family tree, discuss research strategies, and discover resources both online and in the Archives vault. Our Archives Assistants will be on hand to answer any questions and share with you tips on how to get the most from your resources. Beginners and experienced researchers alike can enjoy access to Ancestry Library, troubleshoot research questions, and chat with like minded individuals also on the journey to genealogical discoveries!

A free resource sheet and ancestry forms will be available if needed. Access to free WiFi.

National Arts Centre Archives Tour

6:00p to 8:00p, followed by a bite at D'Arcy McGee's from 8:00p to 9:00p

Free, RSVP Required

Join the AAOEe on April 4 as we explore the NAC Archives with archivist Robert VanderBerg. See behind the scenes of Canada's premiere arts performance space, and get an inside look at the materials preserved from past dramatic, dance, orchestral and other arts-focused events. This unique collection is not to be missed! 

After the tour, come across the street to D'Arcy McGee’s for a bite or some liquid refreshment.

Space is limited to 20 participants. RSVP required. Contact AAOEe for more information. 

 Friday, April 5

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Free Admission to the Research Room 

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre: Explore Your Archives, Behind-the-scenes

10:30 am

Free admission

Archives staff will lead you on an exploration of “the Stacks”, historic documents, and photographs, some of which are related to “The Bruce” documentary and book.  

Hamilton Public Library: How to Find a Grave

11:00 am Central 

Learn how to access cemetery records from the Hamilton Cemetery office located on York Boulevard. Presented by the City of Hamilton’s Parks and Cemeteries division.

Lambton County Archives 

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Free Admission

 Saturday, April 6

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre’s Research Room & Archives

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Free Admission to the Research Room 

Lambton County Archives 

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Free Admission

Rideau Archives: Archives in Your Attic 

10:00am to 12:00pm 

Manotick Legion, 550 Ann Street, Manotick

Bring in your photos, letters, diaries, books, family or business papers, maps, etc. Archivists will be on hand to answer your questions and offer practical information and advice on interpretation and preservation. 

Rideau Archives: Home Storage of Digital Photos

1:00pm  to 3:00pm

Harmony Hall, Manotick Legion, 550 Ann Street, Manotick

The Digital Records Archivist at the City of Ottawa Archives will present strategies for long-term home preservation of your valued digital images. 

 Sunday, April 7

 

Unspecified Date 

Ingenium: Canada's Museum of Science and Innovation

Publishing new collections on Digital Archives portal. There will be a series of articles published that introduce the collections during AAW available here

Ingenium: Canada's Museum of Science and Innovation

Tours of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum Library and Archives will be available to staff and volunteers. 

University of Guelph: Archives & Special Collections

Installed a new exhibit featuring staff picks from Archival and Special Collections. Staff members have selected their favourite items for display. Collections and various aspects of the collection and work will be highlighted on various social media channels. 


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