Friday, September 21, 2007

Techno Workshop

Noreen and Lucille attended a workshop at the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon on new technology available for museums. Smartboards and other touchboards were demonstrated. Applications with the Smartboard were shown by the Allan Sapp Gallery. Blogs, pod casts and other Internet methods of communicating to the world about our museums.

Some of the information was pertinent to the larger museums, so the task now is to decide how we can use some of the ideas and apply them to our museum. We are going to try some podcasts - so watch for them soon!

We also browsed their sales shop and came away with some ideas for ours. We are always on the lookout for some things that we can do in-house.

It is an exciting time for our museum. If you live in the area and would like to help us out, contact someone from the list of contacts below.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Premier Visits Museum in Cut Knife

This morning we were pleased to welcome Lorne Calvert, Premier of Saskatchewan, to our museum. He came to see the restored Tomahawk and view a few of our displays. He listened to Lucille's blatant promotion of small town museums, the proposed 1885 Coalition, and Saskatchewan Tourism.

Also there was "Mr. Cut Knife", Roger Emberley, who has been promoting our town and museum since he moved here from Newfoundland several years ago. Present were Cut Knife Mayor, Germaine Vany, interested citizens, and other CMMM Board Members.

It is not every day we can say we hosted a Premier!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Winter Project

We are beginning our winter project which is a Community Memories virtual story, Atton's Lake - A Summer Meeting Place. CHIN (Canadian Heritage Information Network) has approved our story proposal and given us funds for computer equipment so now we begin the work.

If any of you out there in computer land have photos of the Triple Lakes area, especially of Atton's Lake over the years, please contact Noreen F. or Lucille B. through the addresses listed on this blog. Or post a comment.

We are especially looking for photos of the Dance Pavillion, unique cabins and their stories, amusing/interesting anecdotes about the lake, winter photos, and sports teams photos and information.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Thanks to our summer staff!

Summer's over and the museum is now open when appointments are made.

Our staff did a great job.

We'd also like to thank the Department of Advanced Education and Sask Culture who provided funding for our team leader.

The Young Canada Works in the Heritage Sector gave us grants for three positions.

And last but not least, we received money through Student Employment Experience (Advanced Education and Employment, Enhanced Access for Students with Disabilities Sector).

It's these grants that help us provide jobs for our young people and also help us run the museum in the summer months.
Thanks to our staff for help making a very successful museum summer. (Photos are not identified for their protection. One person missing - I think the camera was avoided??? Or the photo is lost among the hundreds of artifact pics??)