Town Library Opens Local History Section; May 22, 1977
- St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada), 22 May 1977
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Town library opens local history section
St. Catharines Standard
Libraries - Niagara-on-the-lake
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE — For years now the staff of the Niagara-on-the-Lake public library have had to tell researchers delving into the history of Niagara to seek their information elsewhere.
But chief librarian Gerda Molson says all that will change this Sunday with the opening of a new section in the library, the Niagara Historical Resource Centre.
The library is holding an open house Sunday at 2 p.m., at which Culture Minister Bob Welch will officially open the resource centre.
In fact, materials in the centre have been gradually built up during the past year until it is now, in Mrs. Molson's words, a "mini-archives."
The centre already contains a catalogue of documents held by area churches, the municipality and the Niagara Historical Society relating to the early history of Niagara.
The resource centre, located in one of the library's basement rooms, also contains a stock of microfilmed documents per-taining to early Niagara obtained from the national and provincial archives.
Census information, land grant records, town plans and municipal and school board minutes as well as a host of other documents are stored in the microfilm cabinet.
The library has recently obtained a new microfilm reader-printer which can reproduce the microfilmed documents on paper.
The library's collection of rare books will also be stored in a locked cabinet in the resource centre for reference use only.
The resource centre will enable the library to provide information to genealogists, university researchers and local historians, according to Mrs. Molson. But anyone with a yen to discover more about Niagara's past is free to make use of the new facilities.
In addition to opening the resource centre Sunday, the room where it is located will be formally named the Janet Carnochan Room.
Miss Carnochan was the founding president of the Niagara Historical Society and an early proponent of the public library. She died in 1926.
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