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NCA – Reforesting Norfolk: The Story of St. Williams Forestry Station

NCA – Reforesting Norfolk:  The Story of St. Williams Forestry StationBy the early 20th century Norfolk County was headed for an ecological crisis. The St. Williams Forestry Station changed how we think about sustainability and garnered popular recognition for the importance of reforestation across Ontario. Learn all about Norfolk’s renowned Forestry Farm in our new exhibit: Reforesting Norfolk. .The exhibit launches on Friday, March 22, 2024, at the Norfolk County Archives, 109 Norfolk Street South, Simcoe, Ontario.

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NCA – Advent Christmas Junk Journal Workshop

NCA – Advent Christmas Junk Journal WorkshopSaturday, November 23, 20241:00pm – 4:00pm In this introductory workshop to the junk journal craft you will learn how to assemble and embellish your own Christmas Advent Junk Journal. Take your keepsake journal home and fill it with your holiday memories or gift it to a friend!  Just in time for Christmas.  This workshop is perfect for beginners!  All supplies provided.  This workshop is recommended for ages 18+. $50 per person.  Pre-registration required.

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NCA – Digging Up Your Roots: Genealogy Workshop for Beginners

NCA – Digging Up Your Roots: Genealogy Workshop for BeginnersA workshop designed for individuals who want to begin their family history research but don’t know where to start. Learn how to find and navigate archival records such as vital statistic records, census records, property records and more! Norfolk County Archives will be offering two dates for this workshop:March 27, 2024 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm April 23, 2024 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm$20 per person. Pre-registration required through Eventbrite 

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NCA – 4th Annual Genealogy Symposium

NCA – 4th Annual Genealogy Symposium📅 Join us for the much-anticipated 4th Annual Genealogy Symposium at the Norfolk County Archives on September 14th, 2024. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned genealogist, this event promises enriching experiences for all.Get ready for insightful talks from guest speakers, and don’t miss our used book sale, featuring valuable ancestry research resources. For just $25 per person, your ticket includes access to all talks, exclusive swag, and light refreshments (book and vendor sales are extra).Mark your calendars as tickets go on sale starting...

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Norfolk County’s New Web Archives

BLOGNorfolk County Archives recently received private funding through the Community Webs Program for a subscription to an Archive-It account. Archive-It is a web archiving service developed and maintained by the non-profit Internet Archive. The software enables organizations to build and share archived collections of websites, social media, and other web documents and materials. In our increasingly online world, web archiving – the process of capturing and preserving portions of the World Wide Web and making them available for future use – is becoming a critical aspect of archival...

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ESB Moore Photograph Donation

BLOGA very neat discovery from a recent donation of photographic negatives. The collection consisted of approximately 400 cellulose acetate negatives, mostly portraits. When we first received the donation the photographer was unknown but we knew the photographer was local from the surnames etched on the negatives. A volunteer noticed that the etching on the negatives was very similar to the etching on the glass plate negatives from our large ESB Moore photograph collection. Since we have the registers of photographer ESB Moore, we checked the numbers etched on the cellulose acetate negatives...

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NCA – For Home and Country: The Women’s Institutes of Norfolk County

NCA For Home and Country: The Women’s Institutes of Norfolk CountyNorfolk County’s Women’s Institutes recorded local history and fostered community development. The exhibit highlights their contributions as an active community organization through their fair entries, community history compilations, and events! Join us at the Archives to learn about the work of our local Women’s Institutes and their impact on Norfolk County.

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