If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the 6,000 or so historical photos of the region that the Management and Security of Information team has digitized must have quite a lot to say about our past.
One of the best things about heritage planning is the people who work in this remarkable field. Passion is something that so many people in this work share — not only a passion for history, but also a passion for conserving what makes places special and gives them value, recognizing the legacy of the past as we plan for the future of these places.
“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” —Leonard Cohen.
I’ve always been a fan of this quote, because it reminds us that the point in looking back at past decisions is not to judge the past, but to learn from it.
It is my view that archeology begins and ends with the public. My work at the NCC involves sharing my passion and expertise in archeology with Canadians. It’s truly a pleasure to have the opportunity to help them experience the region’s history.