Brighton Digital Archive (BDA) is a web site containing collections of historical images for the Municipality of Brighton. It has been created by a small group of volunteers working under the auspices of the Brighton Heritage Advisory Committee (BHAC). These talented and motivated folks have done extensive outreach into the community, searching for pictures and documents that might have historical significance. The community has responded with lots of amazing material from their cabinets and photo albums. Several of Brighton's important historical collections have been added to BDA including the heritage buildings and the Latimer photos. A very ambitious barn project has identified the old barns in the community and excellent photos have been taken and added to BDA in order to preserve an important piece of the rural landscape we often take for granted until they are gone. The BDA web site also provides access to several videos regarding Memory Junction Museum and Presqu'ile Park. More video projects are on the agenda for this very busy volunteer group.
Over the last few years, the Brighton Digital Archives group has been busy creating videos that feature people and topics related to the history of Brighton and Area. These are short, interview-style videos that are easy to access and quick to run. There is a Video option on the main Brighton Digital Archive web page and in there you can see the videos. Most of the videos have also been posted to YouTube where you can search for Brighton Digital Archives and see the list. You can also access them through the BDA Videos page on this web site. And, keep in mind, these folks are only getting started. We can anticipate more videos to come!