The Research the History of Your House workshop that I have done in-person at the library a few times over the years is going online! I will show you how to research the history of your house, or any building in the city, using mostly free, online resources.
Due to demand, we have added a SECOND WORKSHOP. Both will have the same content. They take place on July 15 and July 22nd at 6:00pm. You can sign up for either of them here and closer to the date you will get an email with the access code for the workshop you signed up for.
Thanks to the Daniel McIntyre / St. Matthews Community Association and Manitoba Historical Society for co-hosting the event.
If you live in the Daniel McIntyre or St. Matthews neighbourhoods, here's another project that might be of interest.
Much of the history of the West End is not captured in the archives. They are in family photo albums and scrap books of individuals. DMSMCA and the MHS are teaming up to find, digitize, and post online as many images and ephemera as possible.
We are going to start with a small geographic area, then expand to the entire West End.
More details about this project will be announced in a couple of weeks.
Another project that will be announced in the next couple of weeks is a series of "get to know your neighbourhood" short walking or standing tours at various sites in the Daniel McIntyre and St. Matthews neighbourhoods.