The framed proclamation, seen here with Manager, Tracey Donaldson (left) and Chair Linda Preston (right), will be displayed proudly.

Goulbourn Museum was the recipient of this year’s Heritage Day proclamation.

The theme of the 2022 Heritage Day is We grow from our roots – our heritage and histories. As lockdowns and physical distancing measures have continued to impact our work in the museum sector, we’ve had to dig deeper to connect people with their heritage and histories. Over the past year, the Museum has used genealogical research, artefacts, and settler experiences to develop reflective and engaging programs that encouraged community members to explore how the past has influenced the present day. The idea of growing from our roots is exemplified through initiatives such as our Summer Seekers program, the My Family Is… exhibit contest, and Transcribing Goulbourn.

If you missed the Heritage Day Opening Ceremonies on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, you can watch them HERE and see Mayor Watson recognize the Museum with this year’s proclamation.

Heritage Day is made possible by Capital Heritage Connexion in partnership with the City of Ottawa Cultural and Heritage Programs and Spaces Branch. Explore the amazing virtual programming of the Ottawa heritage community on the Heritage Day webpage.