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Monday, October 2, 2017

Hanover launches heritage initiatives.

Hanover | by Robyn Garvey  

Take an on line tour of historic buildings through the town web site.

You can now take an online tour of some of Hanover’s historic buildings.

Director of Culture Sherri Walden calls it a cyber walk down memory lane.

This Heritage Story Map is a web based virtual tour of Hanover’s past.

This initiative of the Hanover Heritage Committee is a way to help preserve the Town’s past while proudly displaying written documents, photos and artifacts.

The virtual display is a tool to provide a glimpse into the history of Hanover’s past relative to buildings and locations.

Walden says the interactive site is a work in progress as more and more buildings and sites will be added to the Story Map.

She adds Hanover is going to implement cultural mapping as part of Hanover’s cultural planning process in the future.

The Story map can be accessed from the Town Website or by visiting www.hanover.ca/history-and-heritage .

Heritage Committee Chair Al Morrow says “Sharing our Town’s physical property history is important to ensure future generations are aware of our community’s past.”

Hanover has also unveiled its new Heritage Building Recognition Program which involves installing historical plaques on buildings 75 years of age or older.

The Heritage Committee has identified about 80 properties that would qualify, and has documentation of over 30 properties deemed to be historically important at this point in time.

The Building Recognition Sign project acknowledges the historic importance of the building relative to its date of construction, original owner and their occupation.

Only building aged 75 years or older will qualify and only a handful of buildings will be recognized per year.


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