This is the online submission portal for Our Military Heritage.
The Craigleith Heritage Depot has received a grant from Veterans Affairs Canada through the Commemorative Partnership Program to digitize and upload local veteran and military history. The Commemorative Partnership Program’s Community Engagement funding supports organizations undertaking remembrance initiatives including commemorative activities or the development of commemorative materials.
The military heritage of the Town of The Blue Mountains shares the stories of community members involved with military service and war efforts from the 19th century to today. This includes spotlights on individual stories, remembrance of community members' sacrifices, and research resources available at the Blue Mountains Public Library.
You are invited to share memorabilia in digital format, which will be included in the online exhibit. Share your pictures, stories, writings, recordings and more, right here.
Check back regularly with the online exhibit, which will grow with new submissions on an ongoing basis. Visit BiblioBoard Library to explore “Our Military Heritage” collection. Please contact the Craigleith Heritage Depot / Blue Mountains Public Library if you need assistance: http://thebluemountainslibrary.ca
For more local history visit the Craigleith Heritage Depot at: 113 Lakeshore Road East, in the village of Craigleith, in the Town of The Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada or visit the website links below.
The submission process is free and it takes about 10 minutes. You are welcome to share as many digital items as you like. The content may be used in an online project about Military Heritage and would be accessed by the public for the duration of the online exhibit.
Before you submit, please make sure your content:
- Reflects people or places connected to the Town of The Blue Mountains
- Is an original work to which you own the rights, or is in the public domain
What can I submit?
Examples of content includes: pictures of veterans and those involved in military service, pictures of veterans in their non-military life (ie showing family, community, pastimes), video clips, written memoirs, audio recordings, typed stories, and more.
Accepted File Formats:
Audio files, images, videos, PDFs. All content will need to be digital. TIP: If you would like to share a brief story or memory by text, you may wish to save the document as a PDF on your device, then select “Written Content (Other)” under Work Type on the next submission page.
If you need help digitizing files, please contact a member of your local library who can help direct you to the best resource (including staff)! If your local library is The Blue Mountains Public Library, please visit the website links below for contact information.