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Elgin County Archives Receives Institutional Award

Elgin County, June 13th, 2019 - The Elgin County Archives has received the Archives Association of Ontario's Institutional Award which is given to an archival institution in Ontario that has contributed significantly to the advancement of the archival field or community, or has demonstrated a significant level of innovation and imagination in the establishment of outstanding or model programs or services.

The award recognizes the archives' innovation in launching Time Travel with Elgin County Archives, a program that uses green screen technology to photograph participants and superimpose them into historic photographs, thereby making it appear as if they are traveling back in time. The program began in September 2017 and in the first year attracted nearly 700 participants.

This is the second time that the archives has been so recognized by the association, the first being in 2007 in recognition for the archives' Tweedsmuir History digitization project which was completed in partnership with Women's Institutes branches in the County.

"Receiving this award for the second time is a major accomplishment when you consider that the association has over 300 institutional members" states Elgin County Warden Duncan McPhail. "Elgin County Archives is one of only three institutions in Ontario to receive this award twice. County Council is very proud of the archives, and in particular the work of Gina Dewaele and Amber Mandich, who led this innovative program".

The full citation for the award can be viewed at https://aao-archivists.ca/News/7368158. Further information about the archives is available at www.elgin.ca/archives.

Last Updated: Thursday, 13 June 2019 16:16:20 PM EST

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