One of the images available for viewing on the Lost Vilages new website.
CORNWALL, Ontario - History buffs looking for a quick fix of local heritage facts have a new place to collect their items, online.
The Lost Villages Historical Society launched its new and improved website, www.lostvillages.ca, during an unveiling Thursday night.
Two members of the society took on the task to update the site, make it more user friendly, and monitor it for inclusion of future activities at the Lost Villages Museum site.
Jennifer DeBruin and Brendan Bronzan worked for the past several months on the new site.
The website for the Lost Villages Historical Society contains a wealth of information on the Hydro and Seaway projects of the 1950’s, and provides much information on the inundation, that displaced more than 6,500 people and flooded thousands of hectares of land on both the Canadian and American sides of the St. Lawrence River.
A special feature of the new website is the opportunity to use modern technology when touring the Lost Villages Museum. Through the use of media devices, such as an I-Phone or Blackberry, visitors may stroll the museum site, at Ault Park, and use the information from the website as the tour guide.
- The Lost Villages Historical Society was founded in February, 1977, with Fran Laflamme as the first president.
- The first museum was opened on Aug. 10, 1992, and the museum site now has 11 heritage structures. The first museum operated from the MacLeod log house, moved to the site in 1985.
- The Lost Villages Historical Society is an incorporated, not-for-profit organization, with slightly more than 300 members. It operates largely through the generosity of its members and patrons, and it acknowledges the tremendous support and generosity from the Corporation of the Township of South Stormont.