Friday, June 29, 2012

It's Quiet For Now...

Early morning in the park finds it calm. Three huge motor homes traveling through from Quebec are quietly leaving. Note: we found out yesterday that our co-manager, Colleen, communicates in French! Un peu!
The atmosphere in the park will soon change to FRENZY!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

SCAA Meeting

The Annual meeting of Sask Archives and Archivists was at Cut Knife today. People who are dedicated to preserving our written and pictorial heritage. I love the meeting of creative minds and exciting ideas. Nothing boring about archivists.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Friends of Tomahawk Park Landscaping Begins

Tree World from Battlefords rolled in about noon and made a good start on the new area in the park. They will be back tomorrow to start laying the bricks. It's going to look great.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A Little Reminder

I had an appointment and shopped in North Battleford yesterday for supplies for upcoming Centennial.
We try to shop in Cut Knife as much as possible but some things just aren't available here.
One of the items needed was a new Saskatchewan flag. No flag was found in NB. And I asked in quite a few places. Canadian Tire has Canada and Quebec flags in their system. I know because I have their smart phone app and checked on it.
There are Roughrider flags galore. One sales person told me that it WAS the Sask flag. :(
Today I went into T&T Hardware in Cut Knife and there was the Sask flag I searched for 30 miles away.
Makes one think that Sask promotion and patriotism might be a little too focussed on sporting events?

Friday, June 15, 2012

Training Day

There is so much info that needs to be shared with new employees every year. Colleen took it all in today and is even willing to come back tomorrow. I guess even the loud alarm that yours truly set off wasn't too scary for her. I had one of my senior moments and needed to try three codes before I remembered the correct one.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Museum Cleaners Enjoy Tubular Steaks

Museum cleanup today. Volunteers take time out to dine in the Duvall House.

Sales shop expansion

Another awesome volunteer, Gale Stonehouse, took on the Sales Shop this year. It is full of local crafts made by local people and other items that campers might need. Joanne Maze pitched in today too to get it all organized.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Flower Power

We are going to have lovely flowers in the park again this summer because someone volunteered to buy the plants and plant them. It is so great when someone sees a need and just goes ahead and does it. Thank you, Betty.
Not forgetting the others who mow (Bob) and keep an eye on the flower beds and shrubs (Michelle), and probably others who have not made themselves known.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

New Map Case for Our Archives

Thanks to Sask Council of Archives and Archivists and Sask Culture through Sask Lotteries for the Institutional Grant funding to help us with a storage unit for our oversized photos, maps and artwork. It is awesome!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Long Days of June

The countdown for the Cut Knife Centennial Celebration looms ever closer. I can finally see the end of our Museum's projects. The Walking Tour Signage is being printed. The old photos have been printed and mounted on foam board. We just need captions attached. Courtney is working on the current photos.
I wish we had more candidates for summer staff. Every year is different in the hiring process. This year apparently the young people of the area do not want to work at the museum. Too bad as we have three approved YCW positions. Can anyone tell me why we are not getting applications?
Next week will be museum cleanup.

Friday, June 1, 2012

MAS Conference and AGM at Melfort

One comes to these conferences for many reasons. One of the best reasons is for the visiting with people. Hearing about other museums and art galleries in Sask and what they are doing is so interesting and educational.
The willingness to share is most impressive.
Technology can be scary for some people. I wonder how many of the small rural museums will want to or be able to adapt to these changes?
It just takes one volunteer willing to start the process. Right, Elizabeth?