Building Cultural Legacies

Finding and sharing the history of visual arts in Hamilton

The Building Cultural Legacies project will capture and broadly disseminate stories about this history of visual arts in Hamilton, through a collective memory approach. The Ontario Trillium Foundation’s investment will build online, social and exhibition platforms that will share these memories, hold community knowledge, and promote pride and understanding. Building Cultural Legacies will ensure that today’s generation of artists and residents value the significant contributions made by their predecessors, and will set the stage for Hamilton’s continued cultural growth.


Come and learn the art of conducting oral history interviews.  Whether you are interested in recording your own family history or working on anoral history project, this workshop is for you.  These sessions will help you get organized, develop proper interview skills and etiquette, and provide helpful tips for executing a successful oral history interview.  Please contact Hamilton Public Library, Local History & Archives at 905-546-3408 to register.

Sessions are available on the following dates:

  • Tuesday August 14th 2:00pm-3:30pm
  • Thursday August 16th 5:00pm-6:30pm
  • Saturday August 18th 2:00pm-3:30pm

This workshop is presented in conjunction with Building Cultural Legacies, a project that will collect and share the history of Hamilton visual arts scene from 1950 - 2000. Building Cultural Legacies is made possible by the Hamilton Public Library, the Hamilton Arts Council and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

WHERE: Hamilton Public Library, Central Branch, Wentworth Room, 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON
INFO: Call the Library at 905-546-3408to RSVP. You must call to reserve your spot for this event



Annette Paiement, Executive Director, Hamilton Arts Council (905) 481-3218 or


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This program is made possible by a Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow Grant.