2022

2022

Sometimes it is the little things

Sometimes the smallest things connect. In between other projects, volunteer Lise Ouimet and I have been going through the archival collection, making the Word documents that summarize each Fonds   more uniform in preparation for a new database. 1.   We have the physical care of our collection under control. The paper and sound recording are in a state of the art storage facility with geothermal heat, LED lighting, computerized humidity controls, water sensors, and a...

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Springtime in the Shuswap

Spring is when everyone starts to stir. After many long months of hibernating in our homes, we finally begin to poke our heads out and wonder what might be beyond these four walls we’ve seen for so long. The snow is almost, but not entirely, gone here at the park. This was my first Shuswap winter, having spent the rest in the South Okanagan, Switzerland, Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto. I’ve been around, I guess you could say. Every year, in every place, I anticipate the re-coming...

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Inclusivity - this year's theme for Heritage Week

This year the theme of Heritage Week is inclusivity. The topic has this curator deep in thought about how “white bread” a teenager once called me.

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Someone asked!

The Heritage Commission was approached by two home owners. The couple asked if their home could be included on the City of Salmon Arm's Heritage Registry. . .

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Big shoes to fill

Sometimes when I walk through the shelves of the collections storage, on a hunt for something specific, a something else catches my eye and I’m drawn in to investigate. This time I was looking for cricket gear. I had come across two silk sashes that Victor Nancollas had used as belts while he was playing cricket in England and then in Salmon Arm. One yellow and one fuchsia, they seem too nice to have been used as a belt playing sports but what do I know about cricket? Sashes in hand, I...

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