2019

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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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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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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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One artefact. One treasure.

I uncovered treasure deep in this box. It was wrapped in brown paper and rectangular in shape. I held my breath as I unfolded the paper. . .

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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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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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