Thursday, March 31

Moving Exhibits

Spring, a time of renewal and time to rethink museum displays. Our wildlife / taxidermy exhibit has been in the main building for years. The wood is lighter in behind, so I suspect it could be 20 years. It has now been moved to the hallway adjoining the other major displays. I must say it really looks good there. 

Our new mannequins have arrived. Our permanent war exhibit will house some of them. Now the problem is fitting the new ones in, which seem to be slightly taller than the old ones.

The summer exhibit featuring the 1950s will be positioned where the wildlife exhibit originally was.
Cleaning and dusting exhibits seems to always fall to our female members and what a fresh smell everything had when they finished. So over coffee several of our female board members poured over 1950s Eaton's catalogues doing preliminary research. Although we do have some 1950s artifacts others will be coming in just for the summer.

People will be pleasantly surprised come the Strawberry Social on June 25th.

Wednesday, March 16

Saskatchewan Oil Industry

I found this article in the Cupar Herald dated May 11, 1939.  It made me think about how things change and cycle round.

Saturday, March 12

CPR platform wagon

Spring is near and one of our major projects a CPR platform wagon has been finished.

Thanks to the many hours of dedication by volunteer Jim Adam.  The wagon was in very poor shape, especially the railings and it did take some time to research it to get the look just right.

The next step will be
to create a permanent
space to house it
along with CPR
artifacts we have been