Bruce County Archives busy during Archive Awareness week

Archives Awareness week came to an end on Saturday, April 6th at Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre (BCM&CC).

Ontario celebrates Archives Awareness Week in the first week of April each year and, at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre (BCM&CC), Archives Awareness Week is proudly presented by the Bruce County Historical Society with FREE admission to the Archives and Research Room throughout the week.

               Rows of historical documents including family histories

The Bruce County Archives is a place in which County-related public and private records and historical documents are preserved and made accessible to the public. BCM&CC staff care for these records and enjoy assisting researchers as they explore Bruce County’s stories or family histories in the Research Room.

            Staff willingly helps in research

According to archivist, Sue Schlorff, the week this year was “fantastic”.  “We saw many people of all ages visit the Archives all week.  There were also many children with parents which was surprising.”

                 The ‘Stacks’

On Friday, Archives staff offered tours of the not-often-seen Archival storage room or the “Stacks” as it’s known.  The room is typically closed to the public as it is completely climate controlled with huge rolling shelves. It’s only during Archive Awareness week when the public has the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at how and where the Museum keeps the collective memory of Bruce County for one day.

For any research requirements, contact the Bruce County Museum Archives at 519-797-2080 or drop in and talk to the staff.