The Hemmingford Archives is an incorporated non-profit charitable organization managed by a volunteer Board of Directors and members. Founded in 1992, the collections of original documents, photographs, and artifacts has grown into many thousands of items which are digitally cataloged. We also generate new information resources through research, oral history interviews, and current media data.
The vision is to collect, preserve and showcase the history of the Hemmingford region in its authentic place of origin. The “showcases” have included displays, conferences, speakers, music, walking tours, published books, a website, Facebook presence, videos, and various projects involving the community. We also frequently assist family history researchers.
Our first home was a room in the basement of the Town Hall, and when this space was outgrown, we searched for a new location that would have easier access and would have more visibility in the community. In 2011, to our delight, we were offered a first floor room in Hemmingford Elementary School on 548 Champlain. The space was larger and far more comfortable as a working environment. The partnering agreement included giving students access to community history and the members of the Hemmingford Archives. Since our arrival, a number of students have participated in special projects and have become frequent visitors to Room 111. As well, community visitorship and participation have grown remarkably for the Archives and historical-based events hosted in the school have been well attended.
All in all, the partnership has been a win-win for both the Archives and the school.
Mary Ducharme, president
If you like to know more: firstname.lastname@example.org – phone: 514-778-2845
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