Monday, July 30, 2012

Geezers on Wheezers

What a great name!
This group of travelers on vintage motorbikes came today to see the museum and the 1885 Battle of Cut Knife Creek site. They are visiting other sites in Sask as well.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Our Museum and Sustainability

A copy of the new MAS publication 'Museums and Sustainability' arrived this week and it reminded me of how much our museum re-uses and re-purposes in our exhibit designs.
For example our Centennial Quilt Exhibit was displayed on clothing racks that were a donated from a business that no longer needed them. Some quilts were displayed over church pews. Some were on office dividers which were also donated by a business.
The photography display is on panels from the local art club, old doors hinged together, and a case gifted from former residents. And you know what, it all looks pretty darn good!
That is just in one building. I could list similar items in every one of our buildings. Seldom do we throw anything away. It gets re-used if at all possible. No, we don't have shiny new display cases, but our stories are still being told with less overhead than starting from scratch every time.
We make do with what we have or can afford which is very much like what our prairie predecessors have done for the past century.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Centennial Weekend Results

Thanks to those who donated to the Silent Auction ($1000 raised). There were 26 bricks sold over the two days and lots of publications and other sales items were purchased. This will help us complete some more improvements at the museum, park and archives.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Day One Was Picture Perfect

The sun shone on Cut Knife Centennial events yesterday. The parade, trade show, photo montage and lots of visiting was enjoyed by all.
We had a sneak peek at the play and it was great!