Media Advisory - "Reel Archaeology": Films and displays celebrate history and archaeology at Toronto's Winter Garden Theatre



    TORONTO, Jan. 8 /CNW/ -

    
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    Dates:       Saturday, January 10, 2009
                 12:30 - 5 p.m.
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    Location:    Winter Garden Theatre
                 189 Yonge Street, Toronto
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    Details:     12:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Displays from Toronto-area heritage
                 organizations on history and archaeology. Book signings by:
                 Karolyn Smardz-Frost, author of I've Got a Home in Glory
                 Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad, winner of the
                 2007 Governor General's Award for non-fiction; Ronald
                 Williamson, author and editor of Toronto: An Illustrated
                 History of its First 12,000 Years; and James Delgado, author
                 of Khubilai Khan's Lost Fleet: In Search of a Legendary
                 Armada.

                 2 p.m. - Film screening: Written in Earth: The Archaeology
                 of Davisville
                 A documentary film about the archaeology and history of
                 Davisville, a 19th-century Mohawk-Mississauga community on
                 the Grand River.

                 3:30 p.m. - Film screening: The Warship Vasa
                 The Vasa is the world's only surviving 17th-century ship and
                 one of the foremost tourist sights in the world. This film
                 highlights the discovery and raising of the ship in 1961 and
                 the ongoing preservation work.

                 4 p.m. - Film screening: The Lost Radeau: North America's
                 Oldest Intact Warship
                 The story of the 1758 Land Tortoise radeau, a British
                 warship of the French and Indian War. The ship was
                 deliberately sunk on October 22, 1758 to protect the seven-
                 sided vessel from French raiders over the winter of 1758-
                 1759. The amazingly well-preserved shipwreck was found in
                 1990.
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    Contact:     Dena Doroszenko
                 Archaeologist
                 Ontario Heritage Trust
                 Telephone: 416-325-5038 or 416-565-3845 (cell)
                 E-mail: dena.doroszenko@heritagetrust.on.ca
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    This free, public event is part of the Society for Historical
Archaeology's 42nd Annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology
in Toronto from January 7-10, 2009.

    The Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) is the largest scholarly
group concerned with the archaeology of the modern world (AD 1400-present).
Formed in 1967, the SHA promotes scholarly research and the dissemination of
knowledge concerning historical archaeology. The Society focuses on the
identification, excavation, interpretation and conservation of sites and
materials on land and underwater.
    This year's SHA conference is hosted by the Ontario Heritage Trust, an
agency of the Government of Ontario dedicated to identifying, preserving,
protecting and promoting Ontario's heritage.

    
                         Aussi disponible en français
    





For further information:

For further information: Dena Doroszenko, Archaeologist, Ontario
Heritage Trust, Telephone: (416) 325-5038 or (416) 565-3845 (cell), E-mail:
dena.doroszenko@heritagetrust.on.ca


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