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Celebrate Local History During Heritage Week


February 19, 2013 – The City of Thunder Bay Archives is encouraging residents to celebrate their rich local history during Ontario Heritage Week from Feb. 18 to 24 by attending events in the city’s south end heritage cluster.

Archives will be offering behind the scenes public tours from 10 am to 3 pm on Feb. 21 and 22.

“Residents are welcome to come and explore the archives anytime, but these two days offer a unique opportunity to get into our vaults,” said City Archivist Matt Szybalski. “As an added bonus, they will be able to see some of the fascinating documents, maps, plans, and photographs used to create the online exhibit Explore our City Parks.”

The Heritage Advisory Committee (HAC) is presenting Windrose – Restoring the Heritage Home in Thunder Bay, one of the city’s premiere heritage homes and one of the most popular sites during Doors Open 2012. The free lecture, given by homeowner Liana Frenette, will take place at the Thunder Bay Museum at 7:30 pm on Feb. 21.
The Thunder Bay Museum is also featuring Joy of Clay: A Beti Tremblay Retrospective as a special heritage week exhibit. Visiting hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 1 pm to 5 pm.

For more information contact City Archives at 625-2270 or visit www.thunderbay.ca/archives.

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Contact: Matt Szybalski, City Archivist, 625-3390