Do you have old photos of the local area?
WEDigHistory is a historical archeology project created to look into the past of the Windsor Essex region. We are hosting a Scan-A-Thon where community members can bring in old photos of the Sandwich and surrounding area to be put in a digital archive.
It is happening on Friday, August 25th from 2pm to 8pm on the first floor of the Leddy Library.
Saturday June 11th was the launch event for the Breaking the Colour Barrier: Wilfred "Boomer" Harding & the Chatham Coloured All-Stars (1932-1939) project. Hundreds were in attendance at the WISH Centre in Chatham Ontario to view displays, learn about the project and new website, listen to researchers and family, and even buy some baseball cards of the 34 All-Stars team (proceeds going to the Chatham Kent Black Historical Society).
This week, the Government of Canada announced that Viola Desmond (1914-1965) will be featured on the new ten dollar bill in 2018. Who is Viola Desmond? Here are some facts and resources to help you get to know her and her important story.
The Great Lakes Journal of Undergraduate History recently published its third volume and continues to showcase high quality undergraduate research in history from the Great Lakes region. The journal is run by undergraduate students from the Department of History with the support of faculty and the Leddy Library. The latest volume can is freely available online here: