Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Heritage Days 2010 - Part 5

Annapolis Royal's Heritage Days 2010 drew to a close this morning with a funding announcement at the O'Dell House Museum. We were pleased to welcome Greg Kerr, MP for West Nova, to the museum for this announcement. Whatever your personal politics, Greg has been a long-time supporter and friend of our organization. Both Greg and his mother, the late Shirley Kerr, have served in the role of President of the Annapolis Heritage Society (or as it was then known the Historic Restoration Society). While Greg is always a welcome visitor, we are especially happy when we are able to invite him for a funding announcement.

Today, Greg was bringing us news of a $19 200.00 grant for the AHS Genealogy Centre through the New Horizons for Seniors program. The goal of this program is to get seniors, as well as other members of the community, more involved in This much appreciated money will be spent in a number of different ways to try to help local seniors become more involved in genealogy. One of our first initiatives are a number of sessions with local community groups to let them know about the resources in the AHS genealogy centre. These will be followed by two workshops to teach some basic research methods as well as showing participants what types of resources are available. Funds from this grant will also allow the AHS Genealogy Centre to purchase some much needed resources and equipment. These enhancements will improve our ability to serve anyone who comes looking for their Annapolis County roots.

All for now,
RGS

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