Documentary Heritage Communities Program
The BCHS was successful in receiving funding from the Documentary Heritage Communities 2018-2019 Program for its project entitled “Preservation and Digitization of BCHS Great War Collection”. The project, which began in early May 2018 and is expected to be completed by mid-March 2019 has been made possible by the Government of Canada.
The project has three main objectives:
(1) to digitize the collection of textual records, photographs, maps, scrapbooks, etc. pertaining to the local soldiers who fought in World War I;
(2) to preserve these documents according to accepted Canadian standards; and
(3) to upload the PDF of each textual record onto the Eastern Townships Archives Portal (townshipsarchives.ca) in order to make the collection accessible to a larger public.All three objectives support the BCHS’s archival mission which is to preserve and share Brome County’s rich cultural heritage with a broader and diverse audience.
Short biographies of the soldiers from Brome County who served in World War I will be made available on the Eastern Townships Archives Portal.
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