Why an Interview,,,

Over the years we have been able to meet and talk with some very interesting people. They have shared with us their knowledge and have provided us with a great deal of insight as to how and why festivals and events work and why they are so important to our communities and to the Province of Ontario. With this in mind, we decided that we wanted you to meet and hear from some of the wonderful people who work so hard to provide us all with such wonderful Ontario Festivals and Events! We are pleased and proud to present "THE INSIDE SCOOP"!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Scoop ~ Who said History was Boring ~ St. Lawrence Parks Commission ~ Fort Henry ~ Will Baird


Will Baird, Manager, Fort Henry, St. Lawrence Parks Commission


Ontario Visited interview Mr. Will Baird, Manager of Fort Henry, St. Lawrence Parks continues …
Who said History was boring? ….
While to some history may be perceived as not very exciting, but to Fort Henry and its staff, it is! Fort Henry’s fresh outlook, as Mr. Will Baird, Manager of Fort Henry tells me, will portray the “Real Picture”, not fiction, the real thing, the real life!
Will tells me... History, as it is being taught in our educational systems today, he feels that it is being taught in a form of disservice.  How students and citizens had to learn history in the past was based on “facts”, memorizing them without putting into context. Will states, it’s not a judgment on school curriculum, but he feels if more teachers were passionate in “painting the history picture rather than just facts, history might not be so boring”. Today Fort Henry has the opportunity to bridge the gap and help create a new passion for our youth and citizens of our society today.

Stay tuned for my upcoming Blogs, Articles and Newsletters. In the meantime, please check out Fort Henry website at (LINK) for the Sunset Ceremony details; Upper Canada Village at (LINK) and the St. Lawrence Parks Commission at (LINK).

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