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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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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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We should have built an ark!

There was no end to the excitement caused when a 2 year old pressure valve failed in the Montebello's mechanical room. The four inch drain and the curator couldn't cope. Cathy English, Curator at the Revelstoke City Museum had some sage words.

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February 2019: Caring for the collection

The men and women who work on the ground floor of the Montebello Building are wonderful. They do the real work of caring for the collection and making it available to the public. When Nancy Tait began volunteering last February, I did my crash course on processing a new collection with her. I used the language that I had used for decades. I pulled out Chenhall’s Book of Nomenclature. Then I made a confession. My colleagues don’t catalogue new artefacts. They accession them.

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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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January 2019: Louis Thomas takes the title!

It was about time. Louis had been advising the Curatorial Department at the Salmon Arm Museum for almost two decades. When he was finally offered a position, he agreed to make the relationship official.

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December 2018: Season's Greetings

A century-old Christmas wish. . .

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December 2018: The Shuswap's oldest apple tree

The Shuswap’s oldest apple tree is living proof of a relationship between the area’s first settler and the permanent residents, members of the Secwepemc First Nation.

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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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