Monday, December 5, 2011

Heritage Gift Giving

Tree of books
It's that time of year where many of us are scrambling to find the perfect gift for a loved one.  Recently, a number of blogs and organizations have been posting gift suggestions for the heritage lovers in your life. Some of my favourite posted so far, include:
  Additionally, any of the heritage aficionados I know would love:
  • A subscription to Canada's History Magazine.  It's a great read for people inside and outside academia interested in Canadian History.
  • An annual membership to a local museum, art gallery, or heritage site. 
  • For the archival minded: a copy of Closed Stacks, Open Shutters. 
 Photo credit: flickr (shawncalhoun)

5 comments:

MELISSA MANNON said...

I love the idea of gifting museum memberships or subscriptions!

I also realized that I include on my personal online wishlist a request to donate to changingthepresent.org. How about a donation to your favorite historical non-profit in the gift receiver's name? [And I don't mean the Seinfeld "Human fund" kind of donation!]

Krista McCracken said...

That's a great idea! A donation to an ongoing community built heritage renovation project, would also be a great gift.

Joanna Dawson said...

Great ideas, Krista.
The Manitoba Museum also has an "Adopt an Artifact" program, which is really neat. I also saw today that Pier 21 is selling commemorative ship images that you can personalize for anyone who may have immigrated to Canada.

Kayla said...

Thanks for including my link! Love the Canadian History Magazine idea. Good luck with all your holiday shopping.

Krista McCracken said...

Very cool Joanna, I especially like the adopt an artifact idea.