Thursday, January 7, 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - Potluck and Sharing Photos

Since there is no January meeting, perhaps a heads-up is in order so that you can be thinking of how you will contribute to the February meeting

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 

Potluck Lunch at 12:00 pm, meeting at 1:30 pm Markdale

 Many members of our Society have collections of old photos depicting the history of Grey County and its citizens. These photos show places, people, buildings, events, landmarks etc. all of which are significant to the history of our area. We invite you to bring a selection of your favourite old photos to this meeting. You may bring them in whatever format you wish, album, poster, etc. A brief description of each photo would be of interest, e.g., name, place, time, and significance. There will be lots of display room. Please come with your photos for an enjoyable time of sharing the past in Grey County.

If you have a picture from the past of a location and have a photo of the same location today that would be interesting to see. 

 Coordinator Frank Bassingthwaite 519.538.3661 

 Location: Cooke’s Presbyterian Church, 14 George St. Markdale

Monday, December 28, 2015

Who are you going to nominate for the Heritage Certificate of Recognition?

  Have you been thinking of who you are going to nominate for the 2016 award? The deadline is February 1st and it will be that date before you know it.
Grey County Historical Society 2016 Heritage Certificate of Recognition
The Grey County Historical Society (GCHS) Heritage Certificate of Recognition honours and recognizes a work or works of heritage by an individual, organization, institution or business that has made a significant contribution to the promotion or preservation of the history of Grey County. 

Nominations are invited from members of the public. The nominees must confirm their willingness to be nominated and accept the subsequent publicity. Current members of the Board of Directors of GCHS, the judging panel and their immediate family may not be nominated. The Board of Directors reserves the right not to award a certificate of recognition in any given year.

Heritage work that may be nominated includes any of the following:
• Long time service in the heritage field,
• Built heritage,
• Natural heritage,
• Written work and research in formats other than print, such as the visual or dramatic arts.

Nominations will be reviewed by the GCHS Award Presentation Committee and its recommendation will be presented to the Board of Directors for ratification. 

The Award
A framed certificate will be presented to the winner at the GCHS Annual Dinner in May 18, 2016 where the winner will be a guest. It is going to be held in Owen Sound at the Legion.  If the award winner is unable to attend, the award will be presented at another appropriate time. If a business, institution or organization is selected, up to two people will be recognized and invited. Each award winner may bring a guest to the Annual Dinner. 

Nomination Submission Guidelines
Submissions must include the completed nomination form and supporting information:
• A description of why the individual or organization should be recognized, with emphasis on how the nominee's significant contributions have preserved or promoted the history of Grey County and the lasting benefits.

• Supporting materials such as brochures, posters, plans, photographs, media coverage, and letters of support. If for the dramatic arts, a copy of the work should be included on CD or DVD. If for written work such as a book, a copy of the publication must be included with the submission. 

Be sure to give us lots of information to help in the decision making.

Full details on the website including criteria and nomination form. 

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