Showing posts with label canada's national history society. Show all posts
Showing posts with label canada's national history society. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Oral History Roadshow short-listed for Governor General’s History Award

Left to Right: Wanda Garrett and Elaine Spurrell of the Southwest Arm Historical Society, Terra Barrett of Heritage NL, Joanna Dawson of Canada's National History Society, and Lester Green of Southwest Arm Historical Society.
The Southwest Arm Historical Society were also nominated for the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Community Programming and were an honorary mention.

The Heritage NL project, the “Oral History Roadshow” has received an honorary mention for the 2018 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming.

The goal of the project was to capture the stories and memories of seniors, to share these stories with their communities, and make them freely accessible to the general public. The Oral History Night Roadshow saw Heritage NL travel to 10 communities to host Oral History Nights, conduct follow up oral history interviews, and create a series of community history booklets. In January 2019, Heritage NL public folklorist Terra Barrett was invited to Ottawa to attend the Canada’s History Forum, the Governor General’s Award Ceremony, and the History Makers Gala.

The complete Oral History Roadshow booklet series can be downloaded for free from the Heritage NL website at:

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Living Heritage Podcast Ep140 Community Engagement in Canada’s History with Joanna Dawson

Joanna Dawson, Canada's National History Society.
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Joanna Dawson is the Community Engagement Coordinator with Canada’s History, the official magazine of Canada's National History Society. It is published six times a year and aims to foster greater popular interest in Canadian history, illuminating the people, places, and events that unite us as Canadians. A Newfoundlander/Winnipegger, Joanna joined Canada’s History in 2011 after obtaining her MA in Public History from Western University. In this episode, Joanna discusses her interest and degree in public history, her work with Canada’s National History Society including the Governor General History Awards, Historical Thinking Summer Institute, and Heritage Fairs. You can check out Canada’s History’s website for more information.

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The Living Heritage Podcast is about people who are engaged in the heritage and culture sector, from museum professionals and archivists, to tradition bearers and craftspeople - all those who keep history alive at the community level. The show is a partnership between HFNL and CHMR Radio. Past episodes are hosted on Libsyn, and you can subscribe via iTunes, or Stitcher. Theme music is Rythme Gitan by Latché Swing.