Sunday, June 28

Cupar Cyclone 1946

The cyclone that hit Cupar in 1946 was a major event and well documented in photographs, a sampling of which is given below. Unfortunately we were missing the 1946 Cupar Herald about the event

This spring Edwin Schulhauser donated his desk from Lee's Funeral Home in Cupar. In it were a number of miscellaneous papers including a folder which happily contained the missing article on the cyclone. 

Monday, June 22

CTV Hometown Tour

Today CTV Regina came to Cupar for part of their summer home town tour. The air date for our town will be July 9th. We were fortunate to have Wayne Mantyka visit our museum for a good portion of the day. He stayed for nearly 3 hours. You know you are in a small town when you can flag down a vehicle and they stop and you just get in and show them where the school and museum are.  
Wayne had a lengthy interview with our chairperson Wes Bailey, who has been with the museum since it's inception. The museum has been working on a display for our 110th anniversary of the town. The deadline to have it up was July 4 so somehow we pulled it off 10 days early.
 Now I can go  back to weeding my garden.

Tuesday, June 2

Cupar Museum 20th Anniversary

Congratulations to the museum in Cupar on it's upcoming 20th anniversary June 3. It is difficult to believe how the time has passed. In actuality it took 5 years of hard work, planning and fund raising for the museum volunteers before the official grand opening in 1995. The success of the various fund raising activities could not have happened without the support of the wider community. The Masonic Hall was moved on site and the Town Council gave the old curling rink to the museum. Besides the many hours volunteers spent salvaging materials and gathering artifacts, much appreciated financial assistance was provided by the Cupar Lions Club, The Hungarian Dance Club and The Cupar Historical Society. The museum in 1994 was also able to have a full time employee for 21 weeks through New Careers Corps to assist with final preparations.


Masonic Hall 20 years ago                                                                         Masonic Hall today

As we collect information and documentation on various organizations in our towns it is important we do not forget about the development of our own museums.