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 21, 2013

Scoop ~ Why is History Important ~ 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 …
Why is History important? …
Fort Henry feels that Canadian History and “living history” is important, so I wanted to know how important the history is and how do it impact our society today?
Will replies … The Fort provides the ability to connect history to Canadians, both new Canadians and Current Canadians, and visitors from around the World.  Fort Henry helps connect a cross section where we have been to now. Mr. Baird tells me a lot of where we are going is determined a lot by where you have been. Fort Henry is an exciting part of the connection of the Rideau Canal, and is able to connect to the public the relevance of the large part of why it was created.
Why is that important Mr. Baird says … The Canal is a significant part of history, as it greatly affects our ability to travel today. We need to remember that travel was not easy in the United States, especially for a British Citizen. He goes on to say about history, that we can learn to understand the value of small inventions, such as electricity. Can the youth of today imagine a world without e-mails, i-pods, computers, cell phones and so much more? Baird reminds us that being mindful of that (history) is important.
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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