Presentation Explores History of Inner Harbour

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Kingston's Inner harbour, 1925

A talk entitled “Building a Community History Exhibit in the Swamp Ward” will be hosted by the Heritage Resource Centre – the ninth presentation in its Speaker series – on Tuesday, June 26 at 3 p.m. in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

The presentation will be made by curators of the “Facing the Street” exhibit, Chris Miner and Laura Murray, who will talk about how they created and implemented the exhibit and what they are learning from it.


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“Facing the Street” is made up of family photographs shared by those who have contributed to an oral history of the Swamp Ward and Inner Harbour ,and runs from June 5 to 30 on the streets of the Swamp Ward and at the Elm Café, 303 Montreal St.

Chris Miner is a photographer and artist who was the 2015 artist-in-residence at Royal Military College and the 2017 artist-in-residence at Providence Care Hospital.

Laura Murray, a professor of English and Cultural Studies at Queen’s University, is a musician and community activist. Murray founded the Swamp Ward and Inner Harbour History Project in 2015.

Registration is free and open to the public. Reserve your spot online now.


Photo (Kingston’s Inner Harbour and Swamp Ward, 1925):
Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation