About the Ontario Visual Heritage Project

The history of small-town Ontario is exciting and relevant to Canada and North America. Our goal is to use emerging technologies to present the stories that weave the makeup of our province in a way that is interesting and accessible to young and old alike.

We create sets of modern, entertaining media meant to teach, preserve and promote our past. We are a non-profit venture funded primarily by the Ontario Trillium Foundation in partnership with the Living History Multimedia Association.

View a PDF document that describes the Ontario Visual Heritage Project.

Watch a video to learn more about the Ontario Visual Heritage Project. Video requires Apple QuickTime.

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Ontario Visual Heritage Project Partstop

Every Community that takes part in the projects receives the following:


A full-length documentary featuring an in-depth look at the history, heritage and historic sites of your county. Professionally narrated, edited and packaged.


An interactive DVD containing the above documentary plus supplemental content, including extra interviews, pictures and maps. Users can choose which story they would like to view. Features looping play mode.

Web Site - www.visualheritage.ca

Your community will become part of the Ontario Visual Heritage Project web site, where users can watch your documentary online. They can take 360 tours of your historic sites, find historical contacts, ask questions of local historians, comment on historical information and purchase your documentary.


We can construct and provide affordable historical and promotional kiosks that include interactive journeys through your historic sites and through the stories of your community.

Heritage Exposition

Historical societies and attractions, community organizations and tourist sites from your community will be invited to freely exhibit at a heritage expo to launch the Ontario Visual Heritage Project in your area.

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Every library, museum, school, historical attraction and tourist centre in your community will receive a free copy. Over 500 free copies will be distributed per community. Videos and DVDs will also be available for sale, with proceeds going to museums in your community, and to further the Ontario Visual Heritage Project in other areas. Community Cable stations frequently broadcast our material and we are always on the look out for additional broadcast opportunities.

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Volunteers make up the backbone of the Ontario Visual Heritage Project. For every community project, thousands of volunteer hours are logged by Historians and Re-enactors. We have an active high school volunteer program, where students looking to complete their volunteer hours necessary for graduation in Ontario can do so by assisting with the Ontario Visual Heritage Project. Donations of space, shooting locations and equipment keep the visuals created for the project professional and broadcast ready. If you would like to volunteer for the Ontario Visual Heritage Project in your area, please contact mail@visualheritage.ca.

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The Ontario Trillium Foundation
Cayuga & District Chamber of Commerce
Caledonia & District Chamber of Commerce
Simcoe Chamber of Commerce
Delhi Chamber of Commerce
Port Dover Board of Trade
The Corporation of Haldimand County
The Corporation of Norfolk County
The Corporation of Brant County
The Corporation of the City of Brantford
Six Nations/ New Credit Marketing Collective
Bell Homestead National Historic Site
Ruthven Park National Historic Site
Brant County Historical Society
Brantford Heritage Committee
Burford Historical Society
Grand River Mines Society
Long Point Biosphere Reserve
Long Point Conservation Authority
Canadian Military Heritage Museum
Mount Pleasant Historical Society
Waterford Chamber of Commerce
Norfolk Historical Society
Paris Historical Society
Myrtleville House Museum
Spruce Row Museum
Port Dover Harbour Museum
Grand Erie Training and Adjustment Board
R.C.A.F #6 Dunnville Association
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