Heritage Fair at London Central Library, February 21

Come out for the annual Heritage Fair!  Our Manager-Curator, Maya Hirschman, will be speaking and we'll have a booth with nifty things.

Now in its third year, the London Heritage Council and London Public Library present “Heritage Fair 2015” taking place on:
Saturday, February 21st – 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Central Library (251 Dundas Street)

Heritage Fair invites those interested in London’s heritage to come out and remember our valiant war veterans.  Join us for a special presentation starting at 9:15am with our Keynote speaker, Western University, Professor Jonathan F. Vance. Professor Vance is the J.B. Smallman Chair of the History Department at the University and will discuss life in London at the coming of the First World War, as well as provide an overview of how the war is remembered and suggest guidelines for future commemorative initiatives.

The Wolf Performance Hall will play host to guest speakers: Don Menard, Heritage Planner, City of London will discuss London’s "Streets of Honour" and Dr. Georgianna Stanciu of the Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR) Museum will highlight RCR soldiers of World War I. Discover the Secrets of Radar Museum with Maya Hirschman and David Hall will speak about the London Veterans who rest at Brick Street Cemetery.

 The afternoon will provide hands-on access to full-colour facsimiles of the military records of forty Londoners who died in WWI and WWII. These records are available courtesy of the Library & Archives Canada “Lest We Forget” project and presented by Mark Richardson of the London Public Library in the Stevenson & Hunt Room.

This is also an opportunity for those interested in local history and London’s heritage to meet and network with over twenty heritage and military associations.