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Join Heritage Resource Centre to celebrate anniversary

February 7, 2017 -

The City of Kingston's Heritage Resource Centre will mark its first year of operation during Heritage Week 2017 with a celebratory open house featuring Mayor Bryan Paterson – and a new speaker series kicked-off by archeologist Sue Bazely.

Located in the Market Wing of City Hall, the Heritage Resource Centre is an advisory centre for built heritage conservation and an interpretive gallery presenting Kingston's history and cultural heritage.

"Kingston has almost 1,400 protected properties that add beauty and character and give Kingston its identity as a historic city. If you live in a heritage home, or are interested in the heritage conservation efforts of the City, this is a great opportunity check out our resources," says Greg Newman, manager of policy planning.

Anniversary open house

The anniversary open house runs from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Mayor Paterson will speak at 2 p.m. Drop by to see unique artifacts, the new resource centre video, take a guided tour of historic City Hall, a national historic site – and to learn how to use the Heritage Resource Centre to research and/or restore your heritage property.  Help us make sure we have enough cake by registering to attend this free event on Eventbrite.ca (search "Heritage Resource Centre first anniversary celebration"). 

Sue Bazely to speak to what's under Springer Market Square

Archeologist Sue Bazely will offer a free lecture – Who Cares What's Under the Market Square? The History & Archeology of Kingston's Market Place – at the Heritage Resource Centre at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23.  Bazely has more than 30 years' of archeological experience and has participated in and directed excavations on a number of nationally significant sites in the Kingston region and Eastern Ontario. 

Please help organizers by registering to attend this free event on Eventbrite.ca (search "What's Under Market Square?"). 

Visit the Heritage Resource Centre all year round to:

  • Learn about cultural and built heritage conservation best practices
  • Obtain advice and information about Heritage Act requirements and approvals
  • Learn about Kingston history through its built form, archaeological resources, artifacts and stories

Find out more about the Heritage Resource Centre at www.CityofKingston.ca/HRC.         

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information call the strategic communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.