Welcome to Heritage-Patrimoine Cornwall

Municipal Heritage Committee, Cornwall Ontario

In 2021 the Heritage Fair took on a different format in a made for TV event called Heritage Highlights.

In partnership with YourTV Cornwall, five episodes were broadcast featuring 14 heritage groups across SD&G. We now have video clips to highlight each group and each will be posted as they are released.

Simply click on the images below to view each video.

Episode 1

In the premiere episode of Heritage Highlights 2021, Ginette Guy and Carole Libbey of Heritage – Patrimoine Cornwall join us to talk about the advisory committee for The City of Cornwall, their directive as a board, and their efforts for the City of Cornwall. Then Gabriele Thomas, a volunteer with The Friends of Crysler’s Farm Battlefield, gives an account of the Battle of 1813 and details the museum and re-enactments that occur at Upper Canada Village – Morrisburg, Ontario.

Episode 2

In Episode 2 of Heritage Highlights 2021, Brent Lafave of the Sir John Johnson Manor House joins us to talk about the history of the manor house and its fundraising initiative. Gardner Sage and Kirsten Gardner give the background to the Friends of Grand Trunk Railway 1008. Then Jennifer Black is in the studio to discuss the Glengarry Pioneer Museum.

Episode 3

In Episode 3 of Heritage Highlights 2021, Jim Brownell joins us to talk about The Lost Villages Museum and the history as to why the museum exists at Ault Park. The Cornwall General Hospital Down Memory Lane Project gets the recognition it deserves. Then John Arksey and Mark Alexander of the Loyal Orange Association are in the studio to give some insight into the group.

Episode 4

In Episode 4 of Heritage Highlights 2021, Judy Neville joins us to talk about the Ontario East British Home Child Family group and museum. Keleigh Goodfellow gives the background to the Glengarry, Nor’Westers, and Loyalist Museum in Williamstown. Then Frances Fraser is in the studio to talk about the Dalkeith Historical Society.

Episode 5

In Episode 5 of Heritage Highlights 2021, Jennifer DeBruin will share news of an exciting new initiative to take place in May. Dane Lanken will take us on a journey with the Big Bishop. Lastly, Don Smith invites us on a virtual tour of the Cornwall Community Museum and some neighbouring historic properties.