In celebration of Archives Awareness Week (April 3-7), Lambton County Archives is inviting local residents to hear from two researchers at a special presentation in Wyoming April 6.
Local History Research Comes to Life will be held from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Lambton County Archives in Wyoming and includes presentations from Heather Sharpe and Bill Heartwell who will be sharing details from their upcoming new books. Sharpe’s book, A Dollar A Day: Diary of a Live-in Domestic in Small Town Ontario, examines the life of her grandmother Isla Smith. Smith wrote multiple local history books that have endured as some of the best written accounts of Wyoming and Plympton Township. Heartwell’s publication, Fairholme: Recollections of the Gurd Mansion, 1874 – 1964, looks at one of Sarnia’s most famous mansions and the families that called it home. Heartwell’s research has spanned institutions across Ontario. His presentation will provide an overview of the content of his book and will also address his research methods and experiences.
Archives Awareness Week is recognized annually in Ontario and in celebration Lambton County Archives will be offering free admission to anyone interested in visiting the facility between April 3 and 7. Patrons are invited to browse through hundred-year-old newspapers and photographs or to attempt to delve into their own family history.