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Simcoe, Ontario – The Norfolk Heritage Committee is pleased to announce the unveiling of two heritage signs in the village of Port Ryerse on Sunday June 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Port Ryerse has a very rich history in Norfolk County and continues to celebrate this history.
Heritage Sign to be Unveiled in Port Ryerse Ross Bateman, chair of the Norfolk Heritage Committee explains the Historic Village Signs program administered by the committee;
“The criteria for the Historic Village honour should look like the name suggests: visibly redolent with historic cues. There should be remnants of the early settlement, relatively clustered and preferably dominating. The pertinent buildings should embody the architectural qualities of the early twentieth century or earlier. The better the authenticity and aesthetic quality in that regard, the higher the priority in choices for a list. Port Ryerse has been chosen this year to be identified with the special signs as having these qualities.
To use the map below- click into the search bar and enter “Port Ryerse”
Historic Village is a subset of all the places that have official Norfolk roadside signs in the county. It is an honorific title that would eventually link Port Ryerse with places such as Normandale, Vittoria, Lynedoch, and so on. Arriving at one of these places, the sign would tell you the obvious. Arriving at two or more, you would know that you were beholding a brotherhood of special places across Norfolk (perhaps a dozen) that have this singular distinction in common: Historic Village, and all that embodies.
Although it is intended that Historic Village signs would replace the standard identifying roadside signs, they would be in addition to, and not to replace signs that may already be in place. These special designs are to show the uniqueness of those communities as seen by proud local residents.
The Historic Village project is meant to increase pride throughout all of Norfolk, with the focus on our widespread network of places of beauty and history.”
**Overseeing Ministry is Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
How many Heritage Plaques are there in the Municipality of Norfolk County and in other Municipalities? http://www.waynecook.com/ahaldimand-norfolk.html
Which Historical Buildings are profiled on Door’s Open Norfolk? http://doorsopennorfolk.ca/
Search Ontario Heritage Trust database for full listing of province’s heritage plaques. http://www.heritagetrust.on.ca/Resources-and-Learning/Online-Plaque-Guide.aspx
How the Ontario Heritage Register differs from a Municipal (County) Heritage Register http://www.heritagetrust.on.ca/Resources-and-Learning/Ontario-Heritage-Act-Register.aspx
Find out about a property that may be on the Ontario Heritage Register http://www.heritagetrust.on.ca/Resources-and-Learning/Ontario-Heritage-Act-Register/How-the-Register-is-used/Ontario-Heritage-Act-Register-Request.aspx
Ontario Municipal Heritage Committee Member List http://www.mtc.gov.on.ca/en/heritage/lacac.shtml#N
Official Roadmap of Ontario since 1923 View for FREE in PDF http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/map/southindexpdf.shtml