Don’t know where the Archives of Ontario is? Or what it does?
The Archives of Ontario is hosting a table as part of this year’s YorkFest. Learn more about the Archives of Ontario by dropping by to chat with staff. Visitors can get a sneak peak at the archives’s extraordinary new exhibit and then check out the ways the archives can help with research.
YorkFest marks the debut of the archives’ latest onsite exhibit, Dear Sadie: Love, Lives, and Remembrance from Ontario’s First World War.
Dear Sadie is one way the Archives of Ontario is commemorating the centennial of the First World War. Don’t expect a lot of raw military footage and images of scarred battlefields, because the archives has decided to look at the war from a distinctly human and personal point of view. Visitors will be immersed in the lives of four ordinary Ontarians whom the war affected in different ways – an experience made possible thanks to their personal writings, which form part of the archives’ many collections. Experience this homage to quiet heroism.
Students, faculty and staff can visit the archives table at the YorkFest Village, where they can take era photos, enter a raffle for a framed Group of Seven print and pick up some archives
swag. Staff will direct visitors to the Archives of Ontario building immediately east of York Lanes, where they will be greeted and shown the gallery. Visitors will have an opportunity to learn more about the immense resources available in the Archives of Ontario and how these archival treasures can be accessed completely free of charge.
Whether it is for research, furthering an interest in art and history or uncovering family roots in the province, there’s plenty to discover in the Archives of Ontario.
For more information, visit the Archives of Ontario website.