Happy New Year 2019!
It's been another busy but successful year for the Streetsville Historical Society. Preserving the story and history of Streetsville is our main objective, and we could not do it without the help of the volunteers and community members and leaders who share their versatile skills and talents.
Investing in cultural and historical infrastructure plays an important role in developing communities, and preserving local heritage. This investment comes in many forms including people, money, time and resources. In 2018, we had the good fortune to receive some grant funding that was used to acquire technology to purchase additional workstations and scanners to increase digitization of our historical records. We are thankful to volunteer Francine Lewak for her knowledge and dedication to this project and for providing us with a budget and list of expenses for 2019. We have been approved by the City Grants Chairman, Andrew Douglas, for an additional $4,000 which will be applied to purchase additional computers, software and office furniture.
The investment in technology that is underway and improvements that are currently experienced in modernizing the archives will offer opportunities to capture new audiences. We are hoping that these upgrades will provide better access to information for our community and the greater public. We anticipate that these changes and our continued efforts to increase our social media and website presence will also appeal to a younger audience and encourage their participation and interest in the Streetsville Historical Society.
If you are interested in donating, we would very much appreciate your support. As well we raise funds when providing historical research and through our membership. We encourage current and new members to take this opportunity to renew their membership for 2019.
We wish you a 2019 that is full of love, kindness and compassion. "I pray this winter be gentle and kind--a season of rest from the wheel of the mind. "