Four other important players invested in local heritage activity, besides municipal heritage advisory committees, are museums, archives, schools and libraries.

Museums and Archives

Museums and archives are obviously major local heritage players. The personnel connected to these institutions, especially directors, board members and professional staff, are invaluable resources for other heritage groups seeking like-minded partners ,but also for information and ideas on issues that can attend any heritage initiative: planning, funding, products, etc.

Both museums and archives are represented by province-wide umbrella organizations, discussed in the Funding and Partners section of this website.

Schools and Libraries

Local schools and libraries are usually not considered leaders in local heritage activity—although some individual members may be—but many teachers and librarians are often interested in the kinds of materials and information that other heritage players generate. They are especially alert to those products and activities that are specifically designed to engage youth with a better understanding of local history and heritage.