The stories of heritage sites are often intertwined with the story of a person or event. In some cases the person or event is what makes a site worth noting. These stories are often not as readily evident to members of the community or to visitors, and it is important they are told through interpretation and commemoration. The lives of notable individuals and the events and activities that shaped the course of history are essential aspects of our heritage, and necessary for any place to help define its identity.
It is important that individuals and groups undertaking this kind of work do so with the highest standards possible, and with the kind of up-to-date approaches that define heritage activity in the 21st century. Below are some of the ways the R.M. of St. Clements Heritage Committee has honoured people and events.
Oral Heritage Project
- St. Clements is currently working on an Oral Heritage project. This involves interviewing elders from the community to learn about our community from their perspective. We have interviewed two people to date:
- Dr. Ian Reid
- Captain Stevens
Heritage Street Names Project
All new subdivisions in the R.M. of St. Clements must use historically significant names suggested by the R.M. of St. Clements Heritage Committee for new streets. The Heritage Committee considers the subdivision’s area, and suggests the names of significant citizens relevant to that area. In time, some of these roads will have commemorative plaques explaining the person behind the street name.
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The R.M. of St. Clements Heritage Website features hundreds of articles about local history that tell of the people behind the story. We are also working on a “Family History” project, asking people to submit their stories about families in the area which will be featured on our Family Stories and Significant People page.
Heritage PowerPoint Presentations
The R.M. of St. Clements Heritage committee has developed over 12 Power Point presentations on different aspects of local history to present to local groups.
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