Participate at the Craigleith Heritage Depot

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There are many ways you can participate and contribute in order to help the Craigleith Heritage Depot continue to provide exceptional museum, library, archival, and tourism services to the people and visitors of The Blue Mountains. Visit our Programs and Events, or consider contributing in the following ways.

Do you have a skill or interest that would be helpful to the Craigleith Heritage Depot and that could be enriched further by volunteering here? Contact Curator Andrea Wilson to speak with her about how you can become a volunteer with us, and fill out the form below.

Apply online to volunteer

Currently we are looking for assistance in the following areas:

We're looking for memories, stories, images to expand our online exhibits!  For a full list of online exhibits and where to submit, please visit Virtual Museum. Do you have a story to share that isn't connected to an online exhibit listed here? Contact the Craigleith Heritage Depot to share.

Beaver River Rat Race. Submit your pictures, video and more. Visit: bluemountains.librariesshare.com/beaver-river-rat-race/

The Beaver Valley Fall Fair celebrates 150 years of being hosted by local agricultural societies in 2020. The Beaver Valley Agricultural Society seek pictures of Fair Ambassadors, pictures of Fall Fair memories and more. Visit: bluemountains.librariesshare.com/beavervalleyfallfair

Literary Women of The Blue Mountains includes pictures and information about women writers of the 19th and 20th centuries with a local connection. Share stories, biographical info and more. Visit: bluemountains.librariesshare.com/literarywomen/

Fern and Orchids can found along the Niagara Escarpment, including in the Town of The Blue Mountains. Submit your pictures of ferns and orchids to become part of the online resource about the Niagara Escarpment. Visit:  bluemountains.librariesshare.com/niagaraescarpment

Our Military Heritage includes connections to local military veterans and local military history. Submit your pictures and more regarding local military heritage. Visit: bluemountains.librariesshare.com/ourmilitaryheritage/

Staying Home Stories: What have you been doing during the pandemic in 2020/21? Submit your pictures and more. Visit: bluemountains.librariesshare.com/stayinghomestories/

Walter Trier lived in a chalet and studio at the base of Blue Mountain Resort from 1949-1951. If you have memories of his colourful animal paintings in the Ski Barn, or remember reading Lilliput or other Trier-illustrated books, we'd love to hear from you! Visit: bluemountains.librariesshare.com/waltertrier

Willi Winkels was known and cherished by many across North America. His innovations in skateboarding and snowboarding impacted companies and athletes in the 70s, 80s and beyond, and he was also involved in early wakeboarding. Visit: bluemountains.librariesshare.com/williwinkels

Do you have objects or archival records at home that you believe would be a good fit for the Craigleith Heritage Depot's collection? Contact Curator Andrea Wilson to speak with her about how to start the donation process. Please have all of the information you have regarding your object / records to assist us in processing your donation. We are also seeking donations of specific support materials and financial contributions.

 

Purchase a gift (for yourself or for someone else!) from our gift shop, located beside the front reception desk. The Craigleith Heritage Depot gift shop offers affordable books, DVDs, toys, and trinkets for all ages. Some highlights from our inventory are as follows:

  • Reel History DVD: a documentary produced by local business Mountain Goat Film about the local Indigenous History, Ski Industry, and Apple Industry (*Official Selection at multiple world-wide festivals!)
  • Snow People (2016) DVD: a documentary produced by Mountain Goat Film on the history and legacy of Blue Mountain Resort, in honour of its 75th anniversary
  • The Petun: People of the Hills book by Pat Raible (2016)
  • Town of The Blue Mountains stainless steel water bottle
  • Die-cast toy train with lights, sound, and action, and much more!

Technology is changing the way we live our lives - this is no different for our archives at the Craigleith Heritage Depot. Digital donations are an option to donate family and community history to the museum but keep material that matters to you! 

What is a digital donation? Digital donations are material that are scanned in JPG or TIFF format and transferred through email or external drive to a museum or archive. 

See PDF “How to Digitally Donate” for more information regarding how you can scan material yourself. See PDF “What to Donate” to see the list of items that can be donated digitally. If you want to know more about JPG and TIFF and how they are different files check out PDF "JPG vs TIFF".

If you plan to digitally donate to the Craigleith Heritage Depot you can print out the PDF “Digital Donation Sheet”, fill it out and include it in your email or file transfer to the Craigleith Heritage Depot. 

If you have any questions contact us through email depot@thebluemountains.ca or by phone (519) 599-3681 ext. 6