Guest Blogger

A return to the past to depart into the future

Maia Reynard spent her summer working with the Salmon Arm Museum's collection. She called her experience "outstanding!"

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My Dream Job - Registrar of Collections

For three months I had the privilege of basically working my dream job. I know sometimes when people get this opportunity, they discover that what they thought was their dream job is the furthest thing from it. Thankfully, that is not how my experience ended. Everything that I got to do, see, touch, and experience, not to mention the people that I met, solidified my dream job as something that I could definitely see myself enjoying as a lifetime career. While I did have some idea of what I...

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January 2019: A letter to our funders

Lise Ouimet writes about her new work station in the Ernie Doe Archives Room. The workroom is at ground level, spacious, and open for business!

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janvier 2019: une lettre à nos donateurs

Lise Ouimet écrit au sujet de son nouveau poste de travail dans la salle des archives Ernie Doe. La salle, très spacieuse, est située au rez-de-chaussée, et bourdonne d'activités!

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October 2018: An introduction to Museum and Archival Studies

Lindsay Ault was surprised to find how much she learned while working at the Salmon Arm Museum. Her job as Registrar of Collections taught her transferable skills while building muscles!

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August 2018: What we learned at the museum this summer

Twin sisters Jasmine and Morgan volunteered to help work with the collection and move this summer. Part of their assignment was to write a "What I did for summer vacation" report. They were enthusiastic, but have not decided to change their career plans. Morgan plans to be a Chef when she grows up and Jasmine plans to be a Veterinarian.

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July 2017: Special to the Observer

Pat Turner reporting on activities leading up to the special opening July 9th!

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June 2017: Guest Blogger Tanita Sampson

Tanita Sampson shares her family history

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October 2016: Jade Tomma

Working at a museum is not boring. How many people can say that they helped create an exhibit about their culture? In the first week of July, my first task was to learn how to accession artifacts, then to photograph all of the First Nations artifacts.   Later I was to link all the photos to the Access database; this would allow the photos to pop up with the record when someone is researching it. I felt like I was helping the people in the future using the database by providing...

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September 2016: Jean Lazzarotto

As a volunteer in the Archives, I offered to write a blog for Deborah Chapman. For the past two years, I have been describing and arranging archival materials, creating fonds that will be accessed by future researchers. In this time I have worked on a variety of materials from:  local women’s institutes, an early hospital collection, a school parent advisory, and several local individuals. Currently I am working on a very large file related to R. Turner & Sons Ltd. This firm...

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