Norfolk County Heritage and Culture is starting 2022 off with a bang.

From history to journaling, kids to adults, there’s a little something for everyone happening in January. For further information, email


  • History at Home continues online with My Family Tree. This is a print-at-home activity to make a family tree, ages six to ten. All materials are posted on Facebook.


  • Norfolk History Club is a program for youth (ages six to ten). Children will discover our local history through a monthly subscription. Each month they will receive a project through the mail, topics include History Detectives: Help Solve a Historical Mystery and Roll Out the Red Carpet: Famous People of Norfolk.


  • A new video series entitled NorFOLKtales debuts Jan. 18. This mini stop motion series begins with the adventures of Troyer, The Witch Doctor. Told from local tradition, attendees will meet a phantom dog who guards buried treasure, and a mischievous neighbour who may be a witch.


  • The first Hometown Chat of 2022 takes place virtually, on Jan. 20. Local historian and journalist David Judd will present a 45-minute presentation on Townsend: the city that never was. It tells the story of Townsend — why it was planned, how it was built, why it failed to become a super city, and what it is like today.


  • Junk Journal Workshop This is an introduction to the basics of making a junk journal. Junk Journals are similar to scrapbooks – with the major difference being that junk journals are books primarily made with found and recycled (or repurposed) materials. Kathy Snively, Archives Assistant, will discuss different types of journals and share a couple of journals from the archives. Event goes live on Facebook Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m.


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