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Learn about Burlington’s history in February during Heritage Month

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City of Burlington Media Release

Burlington, Ont. — Jan. 18, 2019 — The City of Burlington’s Heritage Committee has been busy planning another exciting Heritage Month, beginning Feb. 1. Residents are invited to learn more about the events and issues that have shaped Burlington and Canada by attending the informative sessions planned throughout the month.

Topics and events will include Black history, First Nations, Freeman Station, Burlington architecture, movies, panel discussions, stories and more. The full calendar listing is at bpl.on.ca and burlington.ca/calendar.

A kick-off event is planned for Friday, Feb. 1. Seating for this event is limited, so please RSVP to arabellagore@gmail.com by Jan. 25, 2019.

1 p.m. — Greetings from Mayor Marianne Meed Ward; talks on St. John’s Cemetery, Burlington Agriculture and Oakridge Farm

2:30 p.m. — Refreshments (hot cider and freshly baked scones) and tours of Ireland House Museum.

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Mayor Marianne Meed Ward

“Great cities aren’t made overnight. Our connections to the underground railroad, First Nations, the industrial revolution and, of course, our contributions to the great wars are well documented. Thanks to the efforts of the Burlington Heritage Month Committee and Heritage Burlington, they are also becoming well-told.”

Howard Bohan, Chair, Heritage Burlington

“We are proud to offer such interesting and diverse historical and educational opportunities. We are very grateful for the support of our partners, Burlington Public Library, Museums of Burlington and the City of Burlington. Special thanks to the Burlington Heritage Month Committee and to Martha Hemphill of the United Empire Loyalists Association for her leadership.”

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