Category Archives: News Stories

Cruel Comfort: The Evolution of The Swimsuit

When visiting the beach today, what we wear is largely dictated by our personal preferences for style and comfort. Historically speaking, the road to our modern-day quick-drying, form-fitting suits was a long and uncomfortable one. In the early 1800s, most people did not swim for recreational purposes. Medical authorities, however, were strongly promoting the use…
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History at Home

Want to keep the learning at home going over the summer months?  Check out Westfield Heritage Village's new History at Home page for some historical activities and worksheets for you and your family to try at home! History at Home
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Read something new – Indigenous topics, Indigenous authors

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. Here are 14 amazing resources if you want to learn about Indigenous topics from Indigenous authors. You can purchase your copy from these online providers or visit your local, independent bookstore. 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples…
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