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Wednesday, July 20, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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One event on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 11:00 am

Students from the University of Guelph’s History Department (College of Arts) are collecting memories about local history in the Arboretum at Guelph – and you can help by telling your story!

Experiential Learning Students of HIST 3650 invite local community members to share stories for inclusion in an online digital archive and audio walking tour. Participants will be invited to the Arboretum to partake in a 30–45-minute interview.

The goal of the research project is to create an online resource of oral, local history to create an audio walking tour for visitors to the Arboretum, and to prepare history students for work in the public sphere. These students will be busy researching specific areas of the Arboretum and are eager to hear your personal stories throughout its 50-year history. Sites of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Harrison House
  • Gene Banks
  • The Gosling Wildlife Gardens
  • The Italian Garden
  • The Japanese Garden
  • The Reflecting Pool
  • The Wisahkotewinowak Tea Garden
  • Zavitz Pines
  • Memorial Grove
  • C. Taylor Nature Centre

Learn more about the Hear, Here project.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Kim Martin
Department of History
University of Guelph

This project has been reviewed by the Research Ethics Board for compliance with federal guidelines for research involving human participants. If you have questions regarding your rights and welfare as a research participant in this study (REB# #22-06-006), please contact:

Manager, Research Ethics
University of Guelph
(519) 824-4120 (ext. 56606).


Wednesday, July 20, 2022
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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250 Arboretum Road
Guelph, N1G 2W1
5198244120 x52113
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Event is open to
U of G students, U of G faculty and staff, The public