“History lays the groundwork for strong, resilient communities. No place really becomes a community until it is wrapped in human memory: family stories, tribal traditions, civic commemorations. No place is a community until it has awareness of its history. Our connections and commitment to one another are strengthened when we share stories and experiences.” - from the Value of History Statement.
The Community History webinar series will share stories and experiences of communities from across Canada that have made significant efforts to preserve and share their local histories.
This webinar series will feature the community history project coordinators as presenters. They will discuss their community’s history and explain how the framework of their project brings relevance and awareness to this history. Presenters will also discuss the challenges they faced coordinating a community project.
This webinar series is inspired by the 10th Canada’s History Forum “Making History Relevant,” which was held on November 21, 2017 at the Canadian Museum of History. You can watch the recordings on our YouTube Channel.
This webinar series will run from January to March 2018.
Webinars will be one hour in length, including time for a Q&A period with the audience. All presentations are free to attend and will be recorded and published on the Canada’s History YouTube channel.
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 12:00 PM Central Time
In this webinar, Andrew Robe will discuss the Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society’s groundbreaking theatrical presentation, Making Treaty 7.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 – Time TBD
In this webinar, Jessie Kaur Lehail will discuss the Kaur Project, which is an online project that gives a voice to Sikh women, whose stories have historically been either untold, or diminished.
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM Central Time
In this webinar, Miranda Jimmy will discuss RISE - Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton, which is a group of citizens in the Edmonton region committed to supporting reconciliation in words & actions. This project received an honourable mention at the 2016 Governor General’s History Awards.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 – Time TDB
In this webinar, Paul Gareau will discuss Indigenous Canada, a massive online open course from the University of Alberta that explore Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM Central Time
In this webinar, Kris Foulds will discuss the Voices of the Valley exhibition from The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford, British Columbia. This exhibition received the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming in 2016.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM Central Time
In this webinar, Andria Hill will discuss the Wolfville Historical Society’s Mona Parson Commemoration Project. This project was shortlisted for the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming in 2017.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 12:00 pm Central Time
In this webinar, Tracy Calogheros and Alyssa Tobin will discuss the Hodul’eh-a: A Place of Learning Gallery and Memorandum of Understanding between the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation and the Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre. This collaborative project received the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming in 2017.
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Community History Webinar Series
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