Visual Heritage Project: Phase 2 “Lights, camera, history. Toronto may be Hollywood North, but Brant and Norfolk counties aren’t far behind! In 2003 with the help of an OTF grant of $60,100, the local community produced a DVD highlighting the heritage and culture of its region.
An extraordinary program, the Visual Heritage Project had its genesis at the Cayuga Chamber of Commerce and is now the template for similar productions in several communities across Ontario. The program creates multi-media tool kits that teach, preserve and promote the history of Ontario to audiences of all ages. In Brant and Norfolk counties, many volunteers were involved in story development, filming and historical reenactments. The DVD is in use at area museums and schools and has provided teachers with a new tool to bring history alive for students. This program has indelibly connected area residents to their communities, their region and their land.”
- 2007 Great Grants Awards Program
“These awards are designed to: recognize outstanding contributions to the Ontario museum community, with emphasis on innovation; advance the museum profession in Ontario; encourage high standards of excellence in the museum field... The OMA yearly Award of Excellence [is] presented to individuals, institutions or agencies who have demonstrated an outstanding and significant contribution to the Ontario museum community...A maximum of five (5) Awards of Excellence will be presented in each award year.”
- OMA website