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Elwood Jones recognized with heritage award

In 1967, The Ontario Historical Society (OHS) established an awards program to recognize individuals, organizations, corporations and authors who have contributed significantly to the preservation and promotion of Ontario’s heritage.

Dr. Ian Radforth, Chair of the Honours and Awards Committee of the OHS, is pleased to announce that the 2013 Carnochan Award, which recognizes an individual who has contributed many years of service to the heritage community, was awarded to Elwood H. Jones.

In addition to completing a successful academic career as a Professor of History at Trent University, Dr. Jones has dedicated years of service and many talents to promoting and preserving the heritage of Peterborough and area.

One of his major accomplishments was the development of the Trent Valley Archives. In addition, Dr. Jones edits the Archive’s publication Heritage Gazette and has produced a local history column in the Peterborough Examiner for the past seven years. In conjunction with the Archives, Jones recently published The Peterborough Journal: Outstanding Moments and People.

For the past 45 years, Dr. Jones has been devoted to the preservation and the promotion of provincial, regional and Peterborough’s rich heritage. This is a remarkable record of service and a notable lifelong commitment to the heritage community.

The award was presented at the annual meeting of The Ontario Historical Society at the historic O’Connor House in North York.

Founded in 1888, The Ontario Historical Society is a non-profit corporation and registered charity dedicated to increasing an appreciation of Ontario’s history and preserving its heritage for people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. To learn more about the OHS’s Honours and Awards, or to submit a nomination, please visit or contact the Society’s offices by telephone or e-mail.

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