What's on the docket
It's hard to believe that a whole year has rolled by, but once again it is appeal season for the Charlotte County Archives. We know that you get many, many requests for donations. But please read the appeal letter from our president and consider us when you are deciding which organizations to support. If you are a long-time supporter, we thank you and encourage you to continue with that support; if you are looking for an organization to support, we’d like to be favourably considered.
Those of us who give our time to the Archives firmly believe that learning about our past enriches us, and that the lessons of the past provide the key to our future. If you or your ancestors have ever lived in Charlotte County you are a part of the story of our County...help us to preserve that story for the future! Read the appeal letter from our President here. If you have research you would like to do at the Archives please bear in mind that from November to March inclusive we will be open by appointment only. Have
you seen the new Spring newsletter yet? You really should take a few
minutes and read it through. Our newsletter team has pulled
together some great interviews (Bruce Jackson on why the Archives serves
all of Charlotte county,
Donna Muir on researching her husband's family's history), a profile on
one of the historic houses in our summer Heritage Homes Tour and some
very interesting tidbits of information. Do
take a few extra minutes to follow the links in Bruce's article "From a
director's chair"...you'll learn a great deal about our County and its
Archives. Pour yourself a cuppa and settle in for a great read!
Your Charlotte County Archives would like to tell you about our new strategy for keeping you informed!
is a bi-weekly series of emails highlighting the resources and services
of the Archives. The emails will be extremely short, like the one
below, but we hope you will follow the link to the full article on our
web site to find out more about the topics which interest you. If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in receiving our Taproot emails, please use the "subscribe
to Taproot" button below to start receiving your own emails.
We have been receiving some really great feedback on our first annual Heritage Homes Tour in August! Everyone seems to have enjoyed spending the afternoon touring some of the grand old cottages and homes of St. Andrews. So we'd like you to know that we've started planning next year's tour already. We have a fabulous group of homes arranged and we've set the date! So save August 8th, 2015 for another delightful Heritage Homes Tour in St. Andrews. We'll be sending out another reminder in the early spring, but for now put a note in your planner...you won't want to miss this!