Dear Members and Friends,
Thank you very much for your continuing support of NVDHS. Our mission is to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the Village of Newcastle and its immediate environs. We are proud that we participated in the design of a Heritage Park that will be part of the new housing development by Wilmot Creek, at the west end of Newcastle. That Heritage Park will honour Samuel Wilmot and his achievement in developing Ontario’s first full-scale fish hatchery in 1868.
During the month of November, we have been honouring our Veterans with a display in the Historical Room. This is a “must see” display as we pay tribute to many local Veterans who sacrificed so much for our freedoms. Everyone is welcome.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
~ Laurence Binyon, “For the Fallen”
We have purchased new computer equipment to better serve our stakeholders. We continue to focus on the considerable task of digitizing our records and artifacts so that information is readily accessible and available.
I hope everyone was able to visit us at the Orono Fair. The NVDHS participates in this event annually. The theme of our presentation was Great Lakes ships.
Our website is a huge success. We now have over 300 unique visitors to our site per month and the numbers are growing steadily. Please visit the website. It is updated regularly and is very informative. We also have an active Facebook page, where we also post news, photos and event information.
The Newcastle Santa Claus Parade was on Sunday November 18 and our float was themed “Once Upon a Time.” Visit our website and/or our Facebook page to see a slideshow of all the participants.
I would like to welcome two new Directors to the NVDHS; Marillia Hjorngaard and Ken Crichton. I would also like to thank Tammy Rogers for her contributions as Director to the NVDHS.
On behalf of the NVDHS, I extend our best wishes to all of our members, friends, and supporters for a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season.