Thanks to a New Horizons for Seniors Grant, two websites have been created and populated with local historical and cultural data and are now accessible via the Municipality of Highlands East website's Explore menu.
A website of cultural and historical maps including historic sites, settlers and veterans of the community accessible directly by typing culturalmaps.highlandseast.ca into your web browser.
Photos and information can be submitted by emailing it to email@example.com.
Settlers Family Tree
A giant community family tree, featuring local family history including photos of settlers, tombstones and family documents accessible directly by typing settlers.highlandseast.ca into your web browser.
Submit your information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have photos and memorabilia that tell a story of the history of the townships that make up the Municipality or if you can tell us abour your ancestors that settled here then you can help build cultural maps and expand the family tree.
The Haliburton County Public Library is enthusiastic in its support of the project and the project volunteers will be at the four branches in the Municipality of Highlands East to host introductory sessions on the project during the month of April. Please come and share information and photographs of your local ancestors and history.
Gooderham Branch: Saturday, April 9th from 10AM to 12PM
Wilberforce Branch: Saturday, April 16th from 10AM to 1PM
Highland Grove Branch: Saturday, April 23rd from 12PM to 3PM
Cardiff Branch: Saturday, April 30th from 10AM to 1PM
About the Project
Work on the project is continuing and can be done remotely, with the ability for seniors and other volunteers to contribute from home, the library or to visit other seniors in their homes to gather information, scan photos and documents and photograph historical artifacts.
These projects have been funded by the New Horizons for Seniors Program with support from the Municipality of Highlands East.