Upcoming Webinar-Mapping Historic Sites In Rural Manitoba: Development, Themes, And Applications
Wednesday November 21, 2018 @ 12:00pm CST
This webinar will describe an eight-year project of the Manitoba Historical Society to develop a comprehensive online inventory of historic sites around the province. Using Global Positioning System (GPS) data, field photography including aerial imagery taken with drones, and archival research, we will show how abandoned places reveal the ways in which rural Manitoba has changed through the 20th century, in terms of depopulation, agricultural mechanization, development of telecommunication and electrical infrastructure, changes in construction methods, evolution of the education system, changing attitudes to organized religion and Institutions, and home-front involvement in wartime. Possible applications of this inventory for heritage conservation, promotion of tourism, and education, as well as implications for rural planning and policy development, will be discussed.
Dr. Gordon Goldsborough is an active member of the Manitoba Historical Society, being Head Researcher, Webmaster, and an Editor of Manitoba History magazine. He has written four books on Manitoba history and has mapped thousands of historic sites around the province. He is presently doing a weekly series on CBC Radio 1 entitled “Abandoned Manitoba.”
Gordon Goldsborough has released his new book, More Abandoned Manitoba: Rivers, Rails, and Ruins. The work framework the thousands of historically important sites that spot the provinces landscape.
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