submitted by Donna Ross
MDHS Volunteer Lecture Coordinator
The Merrickville and District Historical Society Lecture Series for the month of October will be held on Tuesday, October 25 at 7 pm at the Merrickville Legion. Join us to hear presenter, Mariana Iglesias, speak on: “Heritage Conservation: Planning for the Future”. The Village of Merrickville-Wolford prides itself in respecting heritage and rightly so with more heritage designated buildings (34) than any other Ontario community of like-size. Visitors to our community marvel at the numerous century stone, brick and wood buildings, and the history surrounding both them and the Village. Learn about heritage conservation and how to preserve and protect what we have for the future. Gain an understanding of what a building that has Ontario Heritage Designation status means and the steps required for designation.
The presenter, Mariana Iglesias is a registered Professional Planner and a member of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals. She has worked as a development planner since 2006, specializing in the field of heritage planning, working extensively with municipal heritage committees, municipal councils, staff, and the public to further the work of heritage education, stewardship, and conservation.
Mariana has a Planning Degree from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) and has pursued courses and training in heritage conservation through University of Victoria and Willowbank, Canada’s heritage conservation school. She presently works in Centre Wellington as a Senior Planner, Heritage, and Development.
We invite you to come, listen, learn, and ask questions. All are welcome!