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The Swamp Ward & Inner Harbour History Project

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lawson Hall
Room: 1218
The Swamp Ward & Inner Harbour History Project: Processes and Products

The Swamp Ward & Inner Harbour History Project: Processes and Products

Laura Murray,
Department of English,
Queen's University

February 6, 2018
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lawson Hall, Room 1218

Dr. Laura Murray of the Department of English, Queen's University, will be visiting the MA Public History program on Tuesday, February 6th (11:30-12:30 Lawson Hall 1218) to talk about the Swamp Ward and Inner Harbour History Project.

The SWIHHP aims to document the twentieth-century history of two of the oldest neighbourhoods of Kingston, Ontario. Until the early 1970s, the Inner Harbour was a vital industrial area of the city, complete with railroads, factories, and docks; the Swamp Ward, adjacent to it, was where workers and their families lived, went to school, went to church, shopped, and played. Through archival research, oral history, and podcasts, SWIHHP brings people, time periods, spaces, and issues into Kingston’s story that have usually stood in the shadow of nineteenth-century limestone buildings and illustrious politicians.

All are welcome to attend.

Part of Public History’s Professional Development Seminars

Public History Program, Department of History
Department of History
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