Branch is now developing a project
“Notable People” that will build on these successes. The
project will build upon the work done in Special Places Projects
and be a logical next step in helping
communities develop the necessary processes, protocols and products
will lead to a deeper appreciation and celebration of local heritage.
will also put in place the messages and frameworks that will initiate
community into the kind of sophisticated dialogue that defines heritage
in the 21st century.
have produced Notable Projects for 4
Urban and Rural
Communities in Manitoba.
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1) to prepare an overview of resources and
collection of pertinent
and information (an inventory);
2) to analyze the inventory and collected information to gain a better
of what a community has in terms of heritage resources; and
3) to work with the community to evaluate the contributions made by
citizens in various walks of life.
The Notable People Inventory
A typical inventory will include scores of people, perhaps up to 200,
selected from a carefull examination of available local history
volumes. A short biographical entry is made for each person deemed to
have had some lasting influence on the developement of the community.
After an alalysis of
the biographical entries a representative selection is used as a base
for a document entitled "We Made...." which offers a more detailed look
at contributions by individuals. The purpose is to highlight the
various types of contributions made by looking at key occupations and
key areas of community community involvement.
and groups interested in promotions, the solid facts,
sweep will ensure that residents and visitors will receive as
and nuanced a message as possible.
the information can be used by teachers to inspire their students to
their own heritage projects. With the increasing power and reach of the
some of the information might be placed on the community website.
- Accurate and thorough base of heritage information
(good for planning
heritage questions and references, etc.)
- Raising community interest in heritage
- Increased knowledge of community’s