February 6th: "Turn up the Volume! Libraries, Archives and Museums: More Relevant than Ever"
Archivist and author, Jennifer Anderson from Library and Archives Canada, who will trace a historical perspective on “fake news”, distorted messages, misinformation and disinformation, and the role played by archivists, librarians, curators and other public historians in countering manipulated narratives, with a focus on the Cold War era and the present day.
February 13th: "Míle Míle i gCéin: The Irish Language in Canada"
Danny Doyle returns to the Brockville Museum to explore the fate of the Irish language in Canada and the immigrants who spoke it. Danny is a celebrated educator, writer and musician who blends historical research, poetry and music in to his popular lectures.
February 20th: "The Development & Use of Aerial Photography in WWI"
McMaster University Library’s Map Specialist, Gord Beck joins us for a unique look at the development and use of aerial photography in WWI. The Great War was the first to make extensive use of aerial photography thanks to the airplane—still in its infancy—which offered a vitally important platform from which to view the enemy.
February 27th: "What We Ate: A Cook's Tour of Canadian Food History"
Toronto-based food historian and writer, Sarah Hood will offer a brief sketch of the ingredients, food businesses and cooking technology that have influenced the meals on Canadian tables from the late 1600s until recent times.
March 6th: "The Rideau Route: Exploring the Pre-Canal Waterway"
Historian and author, Ken Watson will offer a visual presentation of the almost fifty years of surveying and mapping that took place leading up to the construction of the Canal that we know today.
Cost for the five-lecture series is only $40, or $10 per lecture. Tickets must be pruchased in advance. Light refreshments will be served during the break. Lectures will be presented at the Brockville Museum, 5 Henry St., Brockville, starting at 10am. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. To purchase your seat you are welcome to phone us at (613) 342-4397 stop by the museum, or go to February 6 lecture for the one date or to purchase tickets for the entire series (a saving of $10). online. Due to the popularity of the series, we cannot accept reservations without payment. The museum is open Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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