Deborah Chapman

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Heritage Awards

Heritage Awards for people involved in caring for historic buildings was the brainchild of Mary Landers.

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Happy New Year!

The museum and archives were snowed in! The volunteers were keen to return to work. How could the maintenance crew make it happen? Fire up the plow truck of course!

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A time for reflection

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action for museums has triggered a review of the things we do at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum. As Curator I am quite proud of the results!

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Questions, questions, questions

Archivists don’t have all the answers. We collect information and cross reference it. We take donations of paper, sound recordings, and audio visual thing-a-ma bobs. We train volunteers to transcribe, index, and accession. We think about how to find answers to the things we don’t know because we can always count on getting those questions. The questions that stump us are unanticipated. They feel like they come out of left field. Lately there have been a couple about the...

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Who are you going to call?

Quick, grab a cell phone. Someone's having a medical emergency!

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Election Promises

Meeting and Greeting constituents can be exhausting. Sometimes a politician just wants to kick back, relax, and watch a good game on t.v.

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Setting the story straight

The E.A. Palmer Butcher Co. exhibit officially opens September 19th at R.J. Haney Heritage Village. Emma Abigail Palmer holds a special place in Salmon Arm’s history. Not only did she face barriers as a widow and entrepreneur, but her retail operation was the first licensed business in the District Municipality of Salmon Arm. I’m hoping E.A. would be proud of her enduring presence at R.J. Haney Heritage Village!

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The mysterious Butcher at Palmer's

When Rex Lingford pressed the shutter on his camera in September 1914 he had no idea what havoc he would create in the archives in 2019!

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Building a new exhibit

The community-run Salmar Theatre turns 70 in May. It is a place the community gathers to share a laugh and shed a tear. . .

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After the flood. . .

Things on the first floor of the Montebello building are getting back to normal. Soon it will be business as usual, thanks to contractors and several super volunteers.

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