Services 2017-04-26T20:35:55+00:00

Professional Services
offered by the Barrie Historical Archive

Sponsor a Newsletter

For the Barrie Historical Archive, old news is good news. We’re ready to make old news good news for your business, too.

Be a part of our monthly e-newsletter, appropriately titled Old News Is Good News. Our publication is reaching a growing list of hundreds of subscribers and donors living just around the corner from your business. Position your logo, current promotion/offer and contact information next to historical content covering some of Barrie’s most beloved civic treasures. Every newsletter features an exclusive piece on Barrie’s historic buildings, a first-look at new additions to the archive and the promotion of upcoming BHA events.

Sponsor a newsletter today for just $150

Sponsor a Blog Post

Promote an event, celebrate a milestone or simply educate the people of Barrie about your cause or business. Take advantage of the BHA repository of more than 5,000 pieces and accompany your historically-themed, 500-word blog with inspiring photos or videos that draw attention to your cause.

Sponsored blog posts are tailored to your company’s needs. They’re published alongside personal photos or graphics provided by your organization. Let our team of seasoned, published writers craft the perfect historical angle for your pitch to ensure your message is clear and well received. Want more eyes on your blog?  Access our social media reach of more than 10,000 people and boost your blog viewership with any amount of custom social media posts for $10/post.

  • $250

See a sample post on our blog »

Email Deb for info on sponsoring a blog post

Partner on a Social Media Campaign

With an ever-increasing social media reach to over 10,000 people aged 35-75, why reinvent the wheel when your social media campaign can benefit from our audience? Together, your company and the BHA will create custom content perfect for social media use. This content will serve as a strong marketing tool and work to leverage more followers, readers and attention to your company online.

One-month social media campaign includes: 

  • One sponsored 500-word, historically-themed blog post written by the BHA team, featuring photos or videos and information pertaining to your event/campaign
  • One Facebook blast per week to remind viewers to check out your blog post, with proper linking to your organization’s social media accounts
  • One boosted* post on Facebook (up to $20.00) is included in this cost
  • One Instagram post per week to remind viewers to check out your blog post on BHA, with proper linking to your organization’s social media accounts
  • Additional social media posts are available at $10/post

*Boosted posts are paid advertisements on Facebook that increase viewership to a specific, targeted audience of your choosing.

  • $500

See examples of this service on our blog, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter »

Email Billy for info on starting a campaign

Purchase Prints or License Pieces

The BHA Shop is where you will find the perfect gift for the history buff in your life. With a variety of print sizes and images to choose from, the BHA Shop offers prints of the highest quality delivered right to your door.  And did we mention shipping within in Canada is always FREE!?

The BHA Shop also has options for members of organizations and businesses looking to use BHA images to market their company. From print to web advertising, the BHA offers image packages for every business scenario. If you have an idea of how the BHA can help your business with the use of our archival pieces, please share it with us. Our team is ready to work with you on your next marketing project.

For pricing and instructions on how to order prints or a license to use our images, simply look below the selected image of your choice in the archive. If the image is available for purchase, you will see two tabs where you can quickly (and securely) place your order.

Email us for info on commercial licensing

Sponsor a Collection

Want to show your company’s support for the BHA without all the bells and whistles? Take the subtle approach with the professional sponsorship of any one of our collections online.

What you get: 

  • Three-month sponsorship of any BHA collection of your choosing
  • Your name/company’s name in the collection/source field (displayed below every piece in that collection) with a link back to your company’s website
  • Five social media posts drawing our audience’s attention to your sponsorship of a collection
  • $150
Email us for info on sponsoring a collection

Book a Speaking Engagement with Dr. Travis Doucette

Bring a dynamic historical edge to your next business meeting, class lecture, church meeting or special event. BHA Chairman, Dr. Travis Doucette is a well-respected community public speaker and educator who loves sharing the successes of the BHA and the rich history of our community.

Combining his infectious enthusiasm with dynamic image-based presentations, history comes alive with Dr. Doucette. Having led the team that built the BHA, Dr. Doucette is on the forefront of local online archiving and is happy to share his experiences with your aspiring historical group.Watch your team’s interests pique as the power of nostalgia takes over with a presentation featuring amazing images and videos sourced from the BHA.

  • Dr. Doucette is available to speak within a 50-kilometre radius of Barrie.
  • Bookings include an email and social media marketing campaign for public events. This includes one email blast to our followers and at least four social media posts advertising the event through our social media channels.
  • Dr. Doucette is prepared to speak on a variety of topics including:
    • History of the BHA
    • How to establish an online digital archive in your community
    • History of Barrie’s waterfront development
    • Why history is important and critical to a community’s identity
    • Overview of some of Barrie’s most beloved historical buildings (past and present)
  • $300 (all proceeds go to the BHA)
Email Travis to book a speaking engagement

Research with the BHA

Is your business celebrating a milestone? Have you always wondered what the history of your heritage building was? Take advantage of our team of local historians at BHA.

Aside from our collection of more than 5,000 archival pieces on the BHA, our team has built strong relationships within our community. The first step to researching the history of your Barrie-based company, building or family should start with Barrie’s only online museum.

  • Rates start at $50/hour
Email Mary for customized services and research requests

Have a Local Headstone Professionally Photographed

As the years pass, the headstones of our ancestors become increasingly harder to read and appreciate. At your request, a professional photographer will locate a headstone of your interest and photograph it. This service allows us to preserve the inscriptions and transcriptions of the headstones, while also providing monumental genealogical value to those who cannot travel to visit the site in person. Five professional photographs of the headstone and surrounding area are delivered digitally as high-res images.

  • $50
Email Us for info on Local Headstone Photography
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