Brighton History Week
History for the Whole Community
During Ontario Heritage Week in late February, Brighton Community Centre hosts the Brighton History Week events. These events are held under the auspices of the Brighton Heritage Advisory Committee (BHAC) which is a committee of Brighton Municipal Council. Due to strong support from the Municipality of Brighton, History Week events offer free admission.
Over the last five years, our February history events have grown in scope and complexity and have become very popular in the community. We get the question now "What are you guys doing for the next history week?" It has created a buzz in the community and we hope to continue providing unique and interestng events.
Of course, these events are created and produced entirely by volunteers. But, what a group of volunteers! We have extremely talented musicians that give our presentations vitality and flare. There are also retired media professionals who love the challenge of staging events. The mix is dynamic and often surprising - you really never know what you are going to see next.
Come join us for our next History Week events in February of 2018. The theme will be "Rural Roots" which means the history of farming and agriculture in the Brighton area. We are excited about telling the story of early farming right up to the vibrant and varied producers of today. This will be fun and informative!
PLEASE NOTE! Events will be organized a bit differently in February 2018, as follows:
"Rural Roots Show" - First Show - Saturday, February 24 at 7 pm. - history and music and quest speakers.
"Rural Roots Show" - Second Show - Sunday, February 25 at 2 pm. - Repeat same show as Saturday night.
"Rural Roots Open House" - Saturday, March 3, 10 am to 4 pm - displays, pictures, artifacts and local historians, plus the always popular Heritage Tea.
Dance Hall Daze, HOH 2015: MC Fletch (right) and speaker Dan Buchanan (left), with great crowd.
Dance Hall Daze, HOH 2015: Volunteers, collaboration - and lots of fun! Along with some history.
If you have any questions or wish to participate in our next History Week events, please call me at 613-439-8992 or drop me an email at email@example.com