The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed the fifth annual Archives Week in Saskatchewan, to be celebrated February 1 - 7, 2010.
Calendar of EventsMost events are free of charge - everyone welcome! Call 780-9414 (Regina) or e-mail
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The Saskatchewan Archives Board invites you to visit http://sabphotos.wordpress.com/ and identify faces and places on their photo blog.
- Archives of Humboldt & District Museum and Gallery are celebrating Archives Week by holding an open house. Everyone is welcome to view the wide range of material in the Humboldt Archives as well as another selection of photographs from the Humboldt Journal from the 1980 - 1990s. Residents have been asked to help identify the people and events in these photographs. View the new display of “Dignitary Visits” which will include reproductions of archival photographs and newspaper clippings from Humboldt events such as Laurier Day in 1910 and Lester B. Pearson’s visit in 1965. The display will include the guestbook which includes Pearson’s signature. Stop by the Humboldt & District Archives & Gallery, located on the corner of Main Street and 6th Ave in Humboldt, between 1:30 - 4:00 pm. There is no admission charge and free coffee and goodies will be available.
- Tuesday, February 2
- Northern Saskatchewan Archives are celebrating Archives Week by holding an Open House in conjunction with Pahkisimon Nuye?áh Library System’s Twentieth Anniversary Celebrations. On display will be copies of over 100 historic photographs of the North, from various sources, including: Fifty Years of Photographs of Lac La Ronge and Stanley Mission, 1907-57; Wings Beyond Road’s End: Aviation in the North, 1924-80; The La Ronge All Saints Anglican Mission School, 1907-47. The open house will be from 1:00 to 4:00pm at the Northern Saskatchewan Archives, located at 118 Avro Place in Air Ronge. For more information please contact Graham Guest, Archival Historian, 306-425-6646.
- Wednesday, February 3
- Tribute to the King - concert by Rory Allen. Concert starts at 7:30pm on the Ulmer Chev Stage at the Vic Juba Community Theatre located at Lakeland College, 2602 59 Avenue, Lloydminster. Proceeds of this concert will be donated to the Lloydminster Regional Archives. Tickets are $39.00 and available at the VJCT Box Office. Call 780-872-7400 or visit online at http://www.vicjubatheatre.ca.
- Wednesday, February 3; Thursday, February 4; and Friday, February 5
- City of North Battleford Historic Archives invite the public to stop by and see their traveling exhibit depicting the history of the City of North Battleford. The exhibit includes historic photos and news clippings as well as power point presentations showing the people and places of our City. Donations of old photographs, yearbooks, phonebooks, and Henderson Directories accepted. Contact Debbie - 306-445-1719 - for more information. Exhibit schedule:
- Frontier Mall - February 3- 1:00 - 5:00pm.
- Co-op Territorial Mall - February 4 & 5 - 1:00 - 5:00pm.
- Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, February 4, 5, and 6
- The Bill Smiley Archives of the Prince Albert Historical Society will be at the J.M. Cuelenaere Library, with a display of maps, photographs, and documents, with an invitation to the public to find out more about the City of Prince Albert and their personal history to the city. The exhibit will be on display from 1:00 - 5:00pm, February 4, 5, and 6.
- Tuesday, February 2
- Open House at University of Regina Archives & Special Collections: Learn more about how the Archives' collections and services support the teaching, research and administrative functions of the University community. Join a behind-the-scenes tour of the Archives' storage facility which houses over 2.5 kilometers of records. See oURspace, the University's online institutional repository, in action. Enjoy displays of items from the Archives' holdings, including a special feature on the collections of the Regina Five. Refreshments will be served. 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. -- come and go, or come and stay! First Floor, Dr. John Archer Library.
- Wednesday, February 3
- “From the Vault: Archives on the Big Screen”- Join guest commentators for an evening of short films from archives in Saskatchewan. See ground-breaking research from the 1930s, witness archival documents coming to life in “A Curious Friendship,” “A Chaplain’s War” & a film about the politically charged 1936 Olympics. Be swept up in “A Prairie Romance.” 7:00 p.m., RPL Film Theatre, 2311 12th Ave. in Regina - FREE ADMISSION. Presented by the SK Council for Archives & Archivists & the Regina Public Library as part of Archives Week 2010.
- Thursday, February 4
- “Spotlight on the Past: Celebrity Readings from Archives in Saskatchewan” - Discover Saskatchewan's past - both playful & profound - with appearances by Mary Balogh, Gail Bowen, Roger Currie, J.C. Garden, Rod McDonald, Jill Morgan & Scott Schultz. Reception to follow. 7:00 p.m., Royal Saskatchewan Museum Theatre (corner of Albert St. and College Ave. in Regina). – FREE ADMISSION. Presented by the SK Council for Archives and Archivists as part of Archives Week 2010.
- Access Communications "Talk of the Town" program (channel 7 in Regina) - Noon, 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on dates below
- Monday, February 1st
- Archives Week Spotlight: SCAA Archives Week Celebrations
- Guest: Crista L. Bradley
- Tuesday, February 2nd
- Archives Week Spotlight: Société Historique de la Saskatchewan
- Guest: Frédéric Beaulieu
- Wednesday, February 3rd
- Archives Week Spotlight: Saskatchewan Military Museum & Archives
- Guests: Keith Inches & Bev Bell
- Thursday, February 4th
- Archives Week Spotlight: Saskatchewan Archives Board
- Guest: Linda McIntyre
- Friday, February 5th
- Archives Week Spotlight: Athol Murray College of Notre Dame Archives
- Guest: Terry McGarry
- Rosetown and District Archives will be hosting a Genealogy Workshop with guest, Rae Chamberlain, of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society in attendance. The afternoon will be an open forum and patrons will be asked to bring along their notebooks, questions and as much information as they currently have in order for us to help them in their search. We have a bank of 6 computers that will be made available for searches and there are several library patrons, who currently are doing personal research on ancestors.com, who will be in attendance and are willing to open up this website to help workshop patrons with their questions. There will also be a display of documents and photographs hanging in the library for viewing. There will be at least one volunteer within the archive area to help answer questions and show photographs that have not been described to date, in the hopes that someone will be able to give us a few names. 2:00 to 5:00pm at the Rosetown Centennial Library, located at 205 Fifth Ave East, Rosetown.
Archives Week events in Saskatoon are part of the Saskatoon WinterShines festival.
- Tuesday, February 2
- "Spotlight on the Past: Celebrity Readings from Archives in Saskatchewan." Come discover Saskatchewan's fascinating past – both playful and profound – with readings by Lorne Calvert, Jennifer Jellicoe, Gerry Klein, Guy Vanderhaeghe, Rosalie Woloski and Henry Woolf, as well as archival beat poetry by Shelly Loeffler. A reception will follow. 7:30 p.m., Frances Morrison Library, 311 23rd St. E. (Theatre) – FREE ADMISSION. Presented by the Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists and the Saskatoon Public Library as part of Archives Week 2010.
- Thursday, February 4
- A Night at the Roxy at Saskatoon’s historic Roxy Theatre. An evening of education and entertainment featuring short films from archives in Saskatchewan, with commentary by local historian Don Kerr. See Dief the Chief face political foes in finest oratorical fashion. Watch archival documents come to life while learning about “A Chaplain’s War,” “A Curious Friendship,” and a “Prairie Fire.” See if an archived ad can motivate you into “ParticipACTION.” And be swept off your feet in a “Prairie Romance.” 7:00 p.m., Roxy Theatre, 320 20th St. E.– FREE ADMISSION.
- Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6
- Screenings of the classic silent film Metropolis, using a newly restored print and with live music by the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra. Metropolis is hailed as ‘The Film That Started It All’ and was ahead of its time in 1927 for cinematography and special effects. Presented by the Riversdale Business Improvement District in celebration of its 20th anniversary, and the 80th anniversary of the Roxy Theatre. At the Roxy Theatre, 320 20th St. E., Friday and Saturday, 7:00 p.m. Tickets $25 each (rush seating): available from the Riverdale BID, Roxy Theatre, SSO Main Office, and online. More information
- Sunday, February 7
- Archives Pavilion at the Saskatoon Heritage Festival. One-stop shopping for answers to all your questions about archives and archival research in Saskatchewan. This is your chance to ask about: what archives are; donating records to an archives; your heritage fair project; your family history; your community's history; and more! Staff from the City of Saskatoon Archives, Saskatchewan Archives Board, Saskatoon Public Library Local History Room, University of Saskatchewan Archives, and the Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists will be on hand. Western Development Museum, 2610 Lorne Ave. S., 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m - FREE ADMISSION. More information
- Tuesday, January 26 to Tuesday, February 9
- Swift Current Museum and Archive will be mounting an exhibit with archive content at the Swift Current Library, 411 Herbert St. E.
- The City of Yorkton Archives, has a display of the 125th Anniversary of the North West Uprising (1885-2010) and the erection of Fort Watson at Yorkton in 1885, with the related story. Stop by Yorkton City Hall to view the display of photos and copies of documentation; the story of the events leading to the building of a stockade; the organization of a militia under Major Thomas Charles Watson; and the reaction of the people of the region’s Reserves.
Background and Resources:
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