Friday, November 23

upcoming museum christmas dinner

I am looking forward to the Museum's Christmas dinner 6:00 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Plus 50. It is a time for museum members, volunteers and Board to enjoy each others accomplishments and look forward to the next year of activities. This year we appear to be needing to add more tables so regardless of the weather we will all be warm. Turkey and cabbage rolls are on the menu. I am especially looking forward to Finn Anderson of the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society coming with a special slide presentation of some of Everett Baker's photos from the 40's and 50's. Mr. Baker was the first president of the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society. He worked for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool as a field man and in his travels across the province documented through photography the everyday lives of people. He in essence gave us a valuable incite into the social, natural and historical development of this province between 1935 -1957. If you would like to see some of his work check out their website.

Tuesday, November 20

museum brochure

Once you are retired deadlines take on a whole new meaning. I am trying to learn to relax and pull back on my type A personality. I tell myself I have lots of time and it can wait, then an opportunity arises and the type A personality comes right back into action. I saw a lovely museum brochure from the Lumsden museum and thought I must figure out how to do that one day. I was at a workshop in Saskatoon and was talking to a fellow from a museum in Prince Albert and he said there are free 30 day trial templates on line. I thought that's nice I must do that one day. I had committed myself to putting together a museum display for the Cupar Trade show and was told by a friend that it was important to have something to give people, like a brochure. Rats! I just hit a deadline. Well after 2 days of swearing I had that brochure. Thought I would share it with all of you.
I leave it to you to fold it in your mind.

Monday, November 5

Cupar Trade Show Nov 3-4

Thought it might be good promotion for the Cupar museum to have a booth at the trade show. The trade show was organized not only to highlight local businesses, but as a community fundraiser to assist with repairs and refurbishing of the Legion / Library building.
First problem : What do you mean we need a brochure? Found a 30 day free trial brochure template and 2 days of frustration later I had one made.
The trade show really is for selling items so once I explained the butter boxes were not for sale, and started drawing people in to the display it got to be real fun. People really enjoyed browsing through the albums and trying to find the location of their family farm on the 1914 map. Some of the people had been to the museum before but did not realize the variety of things that are there.

Special thank you to Warrior Stones who donated necklaces and bookmarks to the museum for sale.
We raised $115.