Presentation Explores How Kingston’s Built Heritage Can Teach Women’s History

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Kingston, Ontario City Hall

The Heritage Resource Centre will host a talk by Dr. Brittney Anne Bos on the relationship between built heritage and gender history in Canada on Thursday, September 21 at 10 a.m. in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

Bos’s presentation, “Housekeeping, Healthcare, and Herstory: The (Re)presentation of Women in Kingston’s Built Heritage,” explores the relationship between built heritage and gender history in Canada.

The presentation will highlight three local case studies that demonstrate how buildings can teach women’s history to the public: Bellevue House, the Ann Baillie Building (now the Museum of Healthcare), and the (former) Kingston Penitentiary.

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Bos is a recent graduate (2016) of Queen’s University in the department of History. Her research work focuses on the commemoration of Canada’s history through national historic sites, monuments, images, and other markers.

This is the fifth presentation in the City’s Heritage Resource Centre speaker series.

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

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