"Tales of pioneer hardship and deprivation have been told many times. Yet still we remember in wonder, that people accomplished so much with so little; that men and women with simple tools, their bare hands, and their own inventiveness cleared the land, drained the swamps, made their own clothing and provided their own food. Through all these difficulties God was with them and they wanted their children educated intellectually and spritually." from Norfolk Street United Church history

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sixth Annual Spotlight on Heritage

GUELPH Ontario – February 16, 2013 - Spotlight On Heritage at the Stone Road Mall

Once again, the heritage organizations of Guelph and Wellington County are gathering at Stone Road Mall in Guelph to highlight the wide range of heritage preservation work taking place in our communities. Eleven organizations will take part this year, including the Guelph/Wellington Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, several historical societies and our finest nationally recognized museums, archives and library. Four Historical Societies will be represented this year; Guelph, Wellington County, Arthur and Mapleton. Start Heritage Week off right with a visit to Stone Road Mall on Saturday February 16!

This local event was established to mark the start of Heritage Week, and to celebrate Heritage Day on February 18 (which happens to also be Family Day here in Ontario). Heritage Day has been celebrated in Ontario since 1985. This year the theme of Heritage Day, as suggested by the Heritage Canada Foundation, is the celebration of “Neighbourhoods”.

Family Day events are taking place at both the Guelph Civic Museum and the Wellington County Museum and Archives, please check guelph.ca/museum/ and www.wellington.ca/en/museum.asp for details.

Plan to drop by the mall on Saturday, February 16, between 9:30 am and 5:00 pm; be inspired and amazed by the significant heritage work taking place in our communities!

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