Your Stories, Our Histories

Kingston, as a community, has evolved and changed over time and we're asking for your help to ensure the histories we share capture as many different stories as possible.

In the coming months, we are inviting the community to participate in a conversation about local history that will help to inform the kinds of exhibits, events and programs the City of Kingston offers. This work has been on-going but, in this moment, we want to dive deeper to understand what stories are being told well, what stories are being missed and how we can work with the community to make sure the stories we share are inclusive and reflect in an accurate way what makes Kingston a unique and dynamic place.

Through this engagement process we will work with the community to identify a list of themes, issues and topics that could be used to develop future programming that includes exhibits, events and educational offerings on-site at Kingston City Hall as well as across other City-owned sites.

This is important work that requires your participation. Our understanding of history is constantly evolving and we invite you to join in on this opportunity so we can work together to ensure your stories inform how we tell our histories so Kingston is regarded as a welcoming, inclusive and safe space for residents and visitors alike.


Kingston, as a community, has evolved and changed over time and we're asking for your help to ensure the histories we share capture as many different stories as possible.

In the coming months, we are inviting the community to participate in a conversation about local history that will help to inform the kinds of exhibits, events and programs the City of Kingston offers. This work has been on-going but, in this moment, we want to dive deeper to understand what stories are being told well, what stories are being missed and how we can work with the community to make sure the stories we share are inclusive and reflect in an accurate way what makes Kingston a unique and dynamic place.

Through this engagement process we will work with the community to identify a list of themes, issues and topics that could be used to develop future programming that includes exhibits, events and educational offerings on-site at Kingston City Hall as well as across other City-owned sites.

This is important work that requires your participation. Our understanding of history is constantly evolving and we invite you to join in on this opportunity so we can work together to ensure your stories inform how we tell our histories so Kingston is regarded as a welcoming, inclusive and safe space for residents and visitors alike.


As we start this conversation, we need your help to ensure your stories help our histories to be as inclusive as possible.  Please share your stories that may be less well known but are important to capture.  If you don't have a story you can also share your thoughts and ideas about local history so we can capture a diversity of themes, issues and ideas that are worth exploring. 

Please remember that this is a safe space for you to share your thoughts, feelings and opinions.  By sharing, you are helping to foster a community conversation. We ask that if you are inclined to use strong language that you do so in a responsible, respectful manner. Words are powerful, so please choose them wisely. 

Thank you for participating.  Your feedback will form part of the City of Kingston's larger 'Your Stories, Our Histories' public engagement project.  Want to keep talking?  Want to get involved?  We encourage your continued participation in this conversation by signing up for the Your Stories, Our Histories e-mail list.

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