2015 Hertiage Fair information:
The Heritage Fair 2015 has come to a close and with it we honoured our Veterans with a record turnout.
Over eight hundred attendees, twenty booths and five guest speakers, this annual event was the most successful to date.
The occasion gave exhibitors a chance to present themselves on another level to the patrons and delivered opportunities to engage and network with these organizations. Stories were shared and family members connected to their past through the interaction with the various groups on hand.
We would like to acknowledge all of the exhibitors:
• 1st Hussars
• 427 Wing Air Force Association
• Aboriginal Veterans Association
• Banting Museum
• Brick Street Cemetery
• Garrison Community Council (Legion)
• HMCS Prevost
• Jet Aircraft Museum
• London Celebrates Canada
• London Heritage Council
• London Room
• Ontario Genealogical Society
• Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Association
• Royal Canadian Legion, Vimy Branch
• Royal London Military Institute
• Secrets of Radar
• The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum
• War Canada
• Western Public History Program
We would also like to express our sincerest thanks all of the guest speakers, Don Menard, City of London, Georgianna Stanciu of the Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR) Museum, Maya Hirshman, The Secrets of Radar Museum, David Hall of the Brick Street Cemetery and our keynote speaker, Professor Jonathan F. Vance.
And last but not least, the over 800 people that braved the cold to make Heritage Fair 2015 a great success. See you all next year!
Join us Saturday, February 21st at the Central Library (251 Dundas Street) from 9am to 3:00pm with special presentations conducted from 9:15am to 12:45pm at the Wolf Performance Hall featuring guest speakers; Don Menard from the City of London discussing our "Streets of Honour", Dr. Georgianna Stanciu of the Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, discover the Secrets of Radar Museum from Maya Hirschmann, or find out from David Hall about the Veterans Who Rest at Brick Street Cemetery.
Then the afternoon will provide hands-on access to full-colour facsimiles of the military records of 40 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 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm.
Catch our Keynote speaker, the J.B. Smallman Chair of the History Department at Western University, Professor Jonathan F. Vance. Professor Vance 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 commemorative initiatives.
For More information, click here ( heritage_fair_2015_program January 16.pdf) for the full brochure.
See you at the Heritage Fair 2015, presented by the London Public Library and London Heritage Council.