Welcome to our blog – Digging Deeper – digging into Cumberland history.
Keep an eye out for monthly articles written by locals about our community history.
About the blogger, Dawn: I don’t have coal dust in my blood but I spent my childhood in a mining town just outside of Sudbury, Ontario, the site of the first-ever Miner’s memorial held in Canada in 1985 My great grandfather, my grandfather and my dad all worked at various times at the nickel mines in the Sudbury Basin. First for Mond Nickel, then later for Inco (now Vale). When I moved to Cumberland with my family in 1992 it was like coming home: same rolling hills (just a bit taller), with warmer winters and fewer mosquitoes.
The Cumberland Museum and Archives has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming. The award