Barrie Historical Archive Getting Back On Their Feet After Plumbing Woes

Flooding At Toronto St. Location Destroyed Material and Equipment

The Barrie Historical Archive is still working to recoup their losses. They were displaced by the same Toronto St. flooding as the Barrie Chamber of Commerce, but lost a great deal of material and equipment. Travis Doucette of the Barrie Historical Archive told us they lost literature, promotional material, office supplies, DVD players, and a number of costly blown up display photographs. A few generous members of the community have stepped up to help replace some of the lost items, but not all. And that’s put a dent in the Archives’ fundraising efforts; they’re asking folks to take another look at their crowdfunding campaign, so their plans for the September launch of an online, interactive historical archive of Barrie doesn’t get all wet too.