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Hamilton's First Storefront Museum.

Hamilton HIStory + HERitage is a unique exhibition and meeting space combining historical content (architectural, social and cultural) and new technology (mini-computers and flat screen monitors) to share the story of Hamilton. We are dedicated to celebrating the lives of the men and women who have helped to shape the city of Hamilton.

Although Hamilton boasts more civic museums per capita than almost any other city in Canada, it doesn't have a museum dedicated to telling the story of the city itself. Hamilton HIStory + HERitage, housed on three floors of an historical commercial building erected in 1882, provides Hamiltonians and out-of-town visitors an opportunity to learn, to read, to meet, to share stories, and to discuss civic matters - all related to Hamilton.

Photographic and multi-media exhibitions change every two months.

Reader Comments (10)

Oh my! I can't stand seeing them use sledge hammers against all of that beautiful marble on the exterior of City Hall!
Although it's not my favourite building, what they're doing is disgraceful! Why keep the building if almost all of the character is being removed? It's sad. Was there a problem with the marble? I dread to think about what the inside has lost.

April 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNonni Iler

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It was created as a symbol, a reflection point. A visual aid, if I might say.
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March 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Moore

This is a wonderful web site, and even better store for Hamilton's history. Unfortunately I have not been able to view most of your images on my monitor. The ones presented are too small for proper viewing. The one image you do provide of the store-front, with car, is overly large for most uses.
Is it possible for posting more images, of Hamilton, at approx. 600-800 pixels in dimension?

thank you
Doug

May 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDoug MacBean

Just for your interest and maybe amusement…

I added an opinion to the www.ourcityourfuture.ca web site this morning, stating my opinion on the stadium location debate.

Here is what I received directly in reply from Bob Bratina :

The fact is the plan as outlined by the consultant would hurt, not help the Downtown. The problem lies in the faulty site selection process which failed to objectively assess true "Downtown" sites. This is a typical "made in Hamilton" solution which has more to do with satisfying certain interests at the expense of the tax-payer than findind a solution. Your opinion is an entitlement but you have to describe and assess the consultant's stated requirements for a successful project and defend it. Otherwise from a decision-maker's point of view the opinion has little value.

This is what I said in response :

Councillor :
I don't think your e-mail to me directly on this is even vaguely appropriate.
I find your tone to be mean-spirited and demeaning to me personally.
I have every right to express my opinion wherever and whenever I choose.
I do not "have to describe and assess the consultant's stated requirements for a successful project and defend it."
I do not appreciate having my opinion described as having "little value."
Your note will be appropriately distributed.
JBH +

His second note :

Your obsessive need to publicly attack my character after the public acknowledgement and support I gave you, especially with regard to your great work on CH and the Spectator speaks to deep-seated issues. The actions and comments you have taken and continue to take reflects more upon you than me.

Now I ask you --- is this an appropriate way for an elected official to conduct himself?

Brian Henley +

July 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Henley+

Thank you for the wonderful video you put together. The "You See It" video is great. The photos of the city are beautiful. Tahnk youfor supporting the right location for the stadium.

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July 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchenzhen

Hi there HIStory + HERitage,

My name is Clara MacKinnon-Cabral and I am a Grade 11 Student at Hillfield Strathallan College. For my final project of my Communications Technology course I have chosen to do a documentary on our City of Hamilton. I have grown up here and love the city so much for its unique character and what it has to offer. I was hoping I could interview (on camera) someone from the museum to help gain perspective and opinions from real hamiltonians and try to understand why we love to live here. I believe that learning about the rich history of Hamilton and how unique our city really is will really change the negative perspectives some people may have about Hamilton. The video will end up being posted online and anything you don't feel comfortable with me putting in, will not be put in. I would really appreciate it. Let me know if you are interested! :)

Cheers,

Clara MacKinnon-Cabral
Grade 11
Hillfield Strathallan College

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