One Hour in the Past 605 – Self-Published Materials

Welcome to One Hour in the Past, a podcast series presented by the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre.

Have you ever noticed that a simple information search can lead you in strange and wonderful directions? As in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, historical research can lead you down a winding rabbit hole that might take you off your original path and lead you to new and amazing historical places!

This podcast series starts with that premise! Adrian Petry, Visitors Services Coordinator and Kathleen Powell, Supervisor of Historical Services and Curator, both from the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre, have challenged each other to explore the weird and wonderful places that one hour of research on a topic will take them. Join them as they share their findings!

Self-Published Materials

This episode is perfect for the pamphleteers of the 18th century to the bloggers and YouTubers of today. Kathleen and Adrian explore the fascinating democratization of publishing with an episode about self-published materials.



1 – The Colonial Advocate and William Lyon Mackenzie

2 – One of those early self-published, shaky-cam videos by Justin Bieber:

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