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Tell us your story - City seeks input on how it tells local history
April 17, 2019 -
Kingston residents are invited to attend and participate in the next step of the ‘Your Stories, Our Histories' project on Thursday, April 25 from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Front Lounge at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge St.
This community workshop will ask residents to share their ideas and engage in a discussion on what museum exhibitions, programs and cultural events they would like to see offered by the City of Kingston.
"The City is continuing its work toward an updated Cultural Heritage Strategy that reflects an inclusive history of Kingston," says Jennifer Campbell, manager, cultural heritage. "We're looking to the community for their help by continuing to share their stories, experiences and perspectives with us. This workshop is an impactful way to do that."
The workshop will be facilitated by First Peoples Group, an expert team of consultants with experience at all levels of government. Residents are asked to RSVP
About ‘Your Stories, Our Histories'
‘Your Stories, Our Histories' is an engagement initiative designed to explore the diverse history and heritage that exists within Kingston and incorporate it into the City's updated Cultural Heritage Strategy. This Strategy will assist in guiding the development of exhibits, programs and events offered through the Cultural Services Department, and specifically the exhibitions and programs offered through Kingston City Hall National Historic Site, the PumpHouse Museum and the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum. It will also be used as a guide for the development of exhibitions and programs to be offered as outreach initiatives throughout the Kingston community.
About the City of Kingston
Kingston's vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality.
History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston's high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.