The Testaments of Honour Historical Archive was created in 1999 to chronicle on digital video first-hand accounts of WW2 veterans. We believe that these remarkable first-person testaments provide a richer, deeper understanding of Canadian history. It’s not just what these veterans had to say about their experiences, but the way in which they said it and what their faces reveal. We believe there is no more compelling way to connect with this history than to have its participants and witnesses talk to us and say, “This is what happened to me.”
Almost all of them are gone now. But through the Testaments Archive, these men and women will continue to connect with future generations, and share their experiences as first-hand witnesses of World War 2 as it erupted around them. There is much more to be discovered here than a record of names, places, dates, and numbers. These are up close and personal accounts of events that changed the world. Theirs is the singular ‘stuff’ of everyday lives that formed the fabric of our history. Welcome.
Digital Historian Project
The Digital Historian Project (DHPTM)is a cloud-based digital environment that offers workflows and resources to enable anyone to explore and celebrate their Canadian heritage and history in unique and collaborative ways. It creates a bridge to our future through our past. Download information here.
The DHP provides tools, inspiration, and opportunity for Canadians to explore and celebrate their heritage. It encourages people to interact with the stories in their lives that have made a difference to them. By providing examples, digital tools, and pathways with which to present and publish, we create opportunities for the commemorative ‘crowdsourcing’ of our history and heritage. Each “Digital Portfolio” refracts its creator’s interaction with history through the lens of their personal experience, expressing their unique appreciation of their heritage, and collectively telling an expansive story about what it means to be Canadian. Visit the DigitalHistorianProject.com for information about a significant partnership with the Dufferin County Museum and Archives.
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