The Chatham-Kent Museum, Jerry Hind of The Search Goes On, A. Thiel Marketing, and IODE Kent Regiment Chapter will be recognized for their contribution to the Gathering Our Heroes website project. Please join these groups on Friday, May 29, 2015, at the Chatham Cultural Centre, Studio One, at 2:00 p.m. for the presentation of the Community Heritage Medal by the History Department of the University of Windsor.
Enjoy refreshments and check out the website after the presentation. Partners and the site curator will be on hand to discuss the project as well as representatives from the University of Windsor.
The Gathering Our Heroes Project (gatheringourheroes.ca) has facilitated the collection and curation of information, stories, and artifacts from Chatham-Kent residents who served in World War One and World War Two. Taking as its unofficial motto, “Preserving the past for the future,” Gathering Our Heroes invites community members to contribute to a living history of those conflicts through an interactive website. In so doing, Gathering Our Heroes enhances the broader understanding of those wars, enriches our local community history, and provides the public with novel ways to participate in commemorating the conflicts.
A new initiative of the University of Windsor History Department, the Community Heritage Medal program recognizes outstanding achievement in raising the profile of local history and heritage in Windsor and surrounding Essex, Lambton and Kent Counties.