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Tour the Archives April 6: Sherlock Holmes Lived Here

April 2, 2009 – Well, not really. But Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the legendary super sleuth, once owned a property here. The City Archives has the documents to prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt.

“We are inviting everyone in Thunder Bay to come and see evidence of Mr. Doyle’s connection to the city,” said City Archivist Matt Szybalski. “We will be giving tours of the Archives at 11 am, 12 pm, and 1 pm on April 6. You’ll also get to see the proposals for the winning submissions for the City Hall and Skate Plaza public art competitions.”

The City Archives and Records Centre is located at 235 Vickers Street North, across from Fort William Gardens.

The Archives tours coincide with Archives Awareness Week, April 6 – 10. “One of the special events happening during Archives Awareness Week will be a visit from students attending Kakabeka Falls School,” he said. “These students submitted essays for the time capsule that will be placed in City Hall, when renovations are complete later this year.”

The City Archives is open to researchers Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

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Contact: Matt Szybalski
              City Archivist