Ontario Heritage Trust events continue until February 24. The theme cultural expressions invite Ontario residents and visitors to celebrate the connections between the arts, culture, creativity and heritage in their communities.
Special heritage events are taking place throughout the Province in many smaller towns and communities. A selection of several featured events includes:
- Ontario Heritage Week Owen Sound: Owen Sound Marine and Rail Museum
1155 1st Avenue West Owen Sound, Ontario February 24, 2013 Scottish Spirit, Canadian Dreams: The Kennedy Story at the Owen Sound Marine and Rail Museum. More on Owen Sound Ontario
- Black History Month in Ontario: Participating in this month-long celebration are Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site, St. Clair College Capitol Theatre, Buxton National Historic Site & Museum, and the Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society.
- Properties of Interest in Penetanguishene: February 23, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m. Town of Penetanguishene Properties of Interest Workshop will identify ways to register properties that have not been designated but have been identified as being of cultural heritage value or interest. Listing properties that have not been designated is the first step in the identification and evaluation of a property that may warrant some form of heritage conservation, recognition and/or long-term protection – such as designation. Free admission. More on Penetanguishene Ontario
- Bicentennial 1812 Exhibit: Noose, Knife and Fire: February 23, 2013. This exhibit explores Ancaster's experience during the War of 1812, highlighting the Bloody Assize. Against the backdrop of the re-created courtroom of the former Union Hotel, you can view giant paintings of the prosecutors and the accused, explore the evidence and judge for yourself. Hamilton Ontario Hotels
Thomas H.B. Symons, Chairman of the Ontario Heritage Trust says, "Ontario artists interpret the past, present and future of our province in ways that encourage us to view our shared stories from different perspectives. From the Group of Seven and the First Nations' Woodland School art movement to contemporary visual art, the talent and creativity that Ontarians possess is extraordinary. I invite all Ontarians to become inspired during Heritage Week by exploring the exciting creative culture in their communities."
LEARN MORE ABOUT ONTARIO HERITAGE WEEK
Find out more about Heritage Week 2013, the planned events and activities and the 100th anniversary of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre.