10 April 2011

Archives Awareness Week

Archivist Sharon White made two presentations at the Belleville Public Library to celebrate Archives Awareness Week during the first week of April.  On Tuesday, April 5 she discussed caring for family photographs and papers with an audience of about thirty enthusiastic attendees, and on Saturday, April 9 fifty people came to hear about researching your house in Belleville. Sharon is pictured here with Dick Hughes, Vice President of the Society.  Both presentations included displays of materials; volunteers Donna Fano and Lois Foster assisted. 

The Hastings Country Historical Society has been researching historical buildings since the 1960s.  There are related materials available at the Community Archives, the Belleville Public Library, and other collections.  The sessions included time for the attendees to review the the materials that were on display and discuss their own interests with members of the Historical Society.
The materials on display on April 9 included copies of land grants and deeds from the Society's collections as well as Fire Insurance maps and city directories that are available to researchers in the Library's Canadiana room.

The Society and the Archivist thank staff at the Belleville Public Library for their support and assistance in offering these presentations.

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