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New Sheenboro archive celebrates Upper Pontiac’s cultural heritage

The Municipality of Sheenboro’s new archives were officially opened on Friday afternoon in front of a crowd of a few dozen.
The archives, which are located in the basement of the Sheenboro municipal building at 59 Sheen Road, are home to a collection of musical recordings, newspaper and magazine clippings, and photographs, to name only a few of the contributions donated by community members.
Two years ago, a three-person committee began the work of creating a publicly accessible archive to document and honour the cultural heritage and unique history of the Upper Pontiac.
Lorna Brennan Agnesi is on the committee, and she told THE EQUITY last week they wanted to start an archive in Sheenboro because residents never had a place where they could celebrate the history that means so much to them.
“We never had a museum or anything in Sheenboro,” she said.
She addressed those gathered for the launch with a short but emotional speech.
“Sheen is so rich in history, and now we have a . . .

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