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Join the Uxbridge Historical Centre for Heritage Day 2022

COURTNEY McCLURE,

The Standard

UXBRIDGE: The Uxbridge Historical Centre (UHC) is hosting Heritage Day, on August 28th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

According to the program and, events coordinator at the UHC, Annabelle Kolomeisky, staff at the UHC has not hosted Heritage Day since 2019.

“I’ve heard many stories of Heritage Day… being an inspiring, historical time,” she said.

During Heritage Day, all of the buildings, present at the UHC, will be open for visitors to explore and enjoy. The buildings will also be prepared to represent historical accuracy.

For example, there will be a schoolhouse open and a home showing how a family from the early 1900s would have lived.

The UHC’s print shop will also be open with live demonstrations of letter pressing. “Heritage artists” will also be present at the UHC to display their crafts to visitors, along with a blacksmith and spoon carver.

There will be a ‘kids zone’ where children are invited to try making heritage crafts, such as basic weaving and calligraphy.

According to Ms. Kolomeisky, there will also be a storytime available for families to enjoy. “A lot of kids who attend Heritage Day kind of get their love for history from Heritage Day,” she explained. “It’s also just a great time for the whole community to come together.”

The buildings on-site show Uxbridge’s extensive history, and there are numerous local artists who still preserve many unique and historical crafts. In addition, there will be a classic car show, and people will be performing throughout the day at the UHC’s gazebo.

This is the 50th anniversary of Heritage Day at the UHC, shared Ms. Kolomeisky. Many people across the Uxbridge and North Durham community have attended Heritage Day over the years, and Ms. Kolomeisky said about 500 people usually attend the event, annually.

Heritage Day is free, but visitors are welcome to donate to the UHC when they arrive. Donating helps preserve the history at the UHC and support the Uxbridge community.

If you wish to donate to the UHC, or desire more information about donations or Heritage Day 2022, you can visit the UHC’s website, at: uxbridgehistoricalcentre.com.

You can also speak with a staff member by calling or emailing the UHC. You can reach UHC staff by email, at museum@uxbridge.ca or by telephone, at 905-852-5854.

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