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Help shape how we tell local history by sharing your stories and experiences

March 13, 2019 -

The City of Kingston is inviting residents to be part of a series of conversations about local history that explore the stories and experiences that make our city so unique. Kingston, as a community, has evolved and changed over time and it is important we reflect that fact in how we tell local history.

"The City wants to be able to share the whole history of Kingston – one that represents as many perspectives as possible. To do that, we need to work together to gather different stories and experiences, to discover those themes that bring us together and to explore what makes Kingston such an interesting place to live and visit," says Jennifer Campbell, manager, cultural heritage.

Get involved

  • Attend "Why Stories Matter" the Your Stories, Our Histories in-person launch event, 7 p.m. March 26 at the Royal Canadian Legion, 734 Montreal St. This event will feature five local residents sharing their stories and experiences and will also provide an opportunity for participants to reflect on why stories matter in relation to how we understand history. The event will have ASL interpretation as well as separate children's programming that looks at the art of storytelling.
  • Share your stories, experiences and ideas online: GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca/Our-Histories.
  • Participate in person at a community event: www.CityofKingston.ca/city-hall/projects-construction/your-stories.

As part of this process, the City will work with the community to identify a list of themes, issues and topics that could be used to develop future programming that includes exhibits, events and educational offerings on-site at Kingston City Hall as well as across other City-owned sites and through outreach programs.

For more detail on this project, see: www.CityofKingston.ca/city-hall/projects-construction/your-stories.