An Oral History of the Hamilton Waterworks

This project aims to understand the relationship between the history of Hamilton’s waterworks and the greater Hamilton community. It will be based on oral interviews with past employees and will be presented to the community using digital technologies to enhance its accessibility. By focusing on themes of water safety, water pollution and water conservation the project will link the past to the present and provide an excellent opportunity for the Hamilton Museum of Steam Technology to become both more visible and active in their community. As the 150th anniversary of the Hamilton waterworks approaches this project will help to create renewed interest and pride in local history, and will serve as the building block for future projects including an exhibit and publication.

Heather George
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Michelle Hamilton