Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre

Reprinted from Ontario Heritage Connection

(May 10, 2010) Join the Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre (CIHC) for an afternoon of history and heritage in Brantford. On Saturday, 12 June 2010, the CIHC will be hosting an afternoon of presentations at Laurier Brantford's Odeon Theatre at 50 Market Street in Brantford. The event is free and open to all. It starts at 12:30 pm and runs to 5 pm.

Warren Stauch will give a presentation on Historic Mills in the Grand River Watershed based on an inventory of mills that he undertook for the Grand River Conservation Authority.

Karen Dearlove's presentation Adaptive Re-use of Industrial Buildings in the Grand River Valley will examine the imaginative and inventive ways industrial buildings have been reused in Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo.

A round-table discussion about Built Heritage Place and History" with Elizabeth McLuhan from the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre in Hamilton, Mac Swackhammer from the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, and Dr. Neil White will discuss the importance of preserving built heritage for the understanding of community history.

Participants will view Brantford and Me, a short film by Laurier Brantford journalism student Joel Tansey.

The centre also will launch a contest for the public to design a new logo for the Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre.

Following the presentations will be a short annual general meeting for members of the centre.
Want to know more?

For more information about the Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre, contact executive director Karen Dearlove at karendearlove@canadianindustrialheritage.org or 519-732-1000

There is always more work to do:
Heritage advocates are protesting a plan to tear down empty
industrial buildings on Joseph Street in Kitchener to make room for
a parking lot that will serve tenants of the former Lang Tannery.

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