Deborah Chapman

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Where do you find your heritage?

An Internet search for "heritage" brings up DNA testing and hints on how to fill in blanks in your family tree. This curator thinks that heritage covers a much wider range of topics. It is living and organic, meaning different things in different contexts to different people . . .

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Why did Salmon Arm change its streets to avenues?

Avenues traditionally run east and west, while streets run north and south don't they????

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On This Spot

There's a great new digital walking tour of Downtown Salmon Arm. Lace up your boots and join us in a tour . . .

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A journal comes home!

When a new archival donation arrives, we all get excited - - especially if it connects to other collections in the archives. This package was like an unexpected Christmas present!

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Learning to read upside-down!

We can hardly wait to show you this new diorama! Thanks to the "boys" at Hucul Printing, the Observer's 1913 printing press will be operating soon. . .

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Creating a piece of history

"Meet me at the Club" was the Demers and Tillman Pool Hall and Barbershop advertisement in the Salmon Arm Observer in 1913. The Club is the latest exhibit at R.J. Haney Heritage Village. We have accomplished quite a lot this year. . .

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Sprig of Heather

The location of the first Sprig of Heather was a mystery. The Salmon Arm Observer reported it was in the Ashton Cottage. Back in 1910, locals called all one storey houses "cottages," but where was this cottage located? It had to be central to other businesses. . .

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Lyman House

Reviewing the history of our community's built heritage is like visiting with old friends. Working on the content for Salmon Arm's App "On This Spot" was a chance to introduce the developer and writer to the character of our community. Meet the I.M. Lyman House, Number 9 on the City of Salmon Arm's Community Heritage Register!

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The funding came through!

Writing any application for funding can be nerve wracking. The Curatorial staff at the Village crafts a pitch for funding, she gets her best friend to proof the request, finds photographs to paint the picture to submit with the application, and takes deep breath. There is always a lot riding on each application. Will it be successful?

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A new discovery!

Every once in a while new information comes to light and we work very hard to set the record straight! This happened when the browsing through the digital images for another project.

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