Local History Research Comes to Life will be held from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Lambton County Archives in Wyoming and includes presentations from Heather Sharpe and Bill Heartwell who will be sharing details from their upcoming new books. Sharpe’s book, A Dollar A Day: Diary of a Live-in Domestic in Small Town Ontario, details the life of her grandmother Isla Smith and is based on her diaries. Smith wrote multiple local history books that remain some of the best written accounts of Wyoming and Plympton Township. Heartwell’s publication, Fairholme: Recollections of the Gurd Mansion, 1874 – 1964, looks at one of Sarnia’s most famous mansions and the families that called it home. Heartwell’s research has spanned institutions across Ontario. His presentation will provide an overview of the content of his book and will also address his research methods and experiences.