On behalf of the Government of Saskatchewan, the Honourable Bill
Hutchinson, Minister of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport, has
proclaimed February 6 to 12, 2011 as Archives Week in the province.
Click here to view the proclamation.
Archives Week is an annual event showcasing the role that archives and
archivists play in preserving and making available Saskatchewan's
documentary heritage. Activities in communities across the province
include celebrity reading events, film nights, open houses, exhibits and
Calendar of Events
Cut Knife Events
Monday, February 7th
Archives of the Clayton McLain Memorial Museum Open House
of Clayton McLain Memorial Museum is hosting an open house, from 1:00
to 4:00pm at the Museum Administration and Archives Center on Railway
Avenue in Cut Knife. There will be several displays, which will include
newspaper articles with references to families and organizations from
the Cut Knife area. These are collected and organized each year. As well
there will be information about "What are archives?" and the Museum
Administration and Archives Center will be talking about future plans.
Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, February 8th
Archives of the Humboldt & District Museum & Gallery Open House
Join the Archives of the Humboldt & District Museum & Gallery in celebrating Saskatchewan Archives Week by
viewing a great new selection of archival photographs recently donated by Alice
Ramsay. These photographs were taken by Alice’s brother, Ed Suchan who operated
Modern Photo Studio in Humboldt. We invite you to view these photographs and
assist us in identifying the people and events.
photographs will be the feature display at our Archives Open House on
Tuesday, February 8 from 1:30 - 4:00 pm and throughout Archives Week.
Please stop in for free coffee and goodies - proudly sponsored by the Sask.
Council of Archives and Archivists.
La Ronge Events
Tuesday, February 8
Pahkisimon Nuye?áh Library System (Northern Saskatchewan Archives) Open House
On display will be photographs from two collections in the Archives, most of which have never been publicly displayed before:
The 4H Program in Northern Saskatchewan, 1951-1969
fascinating collection of images from the early days of slide
photography taken by Don Neilson showing students in 12 northern
communities in their gardens and on Achievement Days with their crafts
and garden produce.
Portraits of Northern Air Cadets in #590 Squadron RCAC, 1961-1967
of cadets from several northern communities who were members of #590
Squadron RCAC while attending school in Prince Albert during the years
1961 to 1967.
The open house will be on Tuesday, February 8
from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the Northern Saskatchewan Archives is in the
Pahkisimon Nuye?áh Library System building on the corner of Cessna
Street and Avro Place in Air Ronge. Refreshments will be served and the
displays are wheelchair accessible.
For more information please contact: Graham Guest, Archival Historian, 425-6646 or 425-4525
Friday, February 4
Tribute to the King
by Rory Allen. Concert starts at 7:30pm 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
New Show! New brass section added to the already
terrific band! Headline entertainer and Elvis Presley tribute artist,
Rory Allen, captivates audiences with his powerful vocals and stunning
Tickets are $39.00 and available at the VJCT Box Office. Call 780-872-7400 or visit online at http://www.vicjubatheatre.ca/.
Co-sponsored by Newcap Radio and Holiday Inn.
Wednesday, February 9 and Thursday, February 10
Lloydminster Regional Archives - "School
Days" themed displays at the LloydMall from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Stop by
to visit with volunteers and support the Archives!
Tuesday, February 8th
Melfort and District Museum - Coffee & Conversation: "Doctors"
the Melfort and District Museum from 3:00 - 4:00pm for an informal talk
about the history of Medicine and the doctors of Melfort.
North Battleford Events
of North Battleford Historic Archives will have displays that include
approximately 70 photos regarding Railway Transportation and other modes
of transportation from the early 1900 – 1980 and have created two power
point presentations that will be displayed at the local malls. The
displays can be seen:
February 10 & 12 at the North Battleford Co-op Mall from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
February 11 at the North Battleford Frontier Mall from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 9
Arts in the Archives
and Readings from Archives in Saskatchewan with Brian Stockton,Wes
Pearce, Margaret Hryniuk, Trevor Herriot, Richard Diener, and Steve
6:00pm - Archives Information and Archival Services Exhibitors
7:00pm - Presentations and Readings
9:00pm - Reception
Location: Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Located in Wascana Park at the corner of College Avenue and Albert Street in Regina.
Thursday, February 10
Public Lecture, 'Art and Music at the University of Regina: The Centennial Legacy'
Pitsula, professor of History, will deliver a public lecture, 'Art and
Music at the University of Regina: The Centennial Legacy' on Thursday
February 10th at 2:30 PM at Archives and Special Collections in the Dr.
John Archer Library. Reception to follow.
Also following the
lecture, Archives and Special Collections will launch websites for two
recently completed digitization projects. These highlight the history of
Regina College (a precursor to the University of Regina) and Florence
Kirk, a Regina College alumnus whose letters home tell the fascinating
story of her life in China from 1932 to 1950.
Materials highlighting both Regina College and Florence Kirk will be on display throughout the week.
Sunday, February 6
Archives Pavilion at the Saskatoon Heritage Festival.
shopping for all your questions about archives and historical research.
Staff from several Saskatoon archives will be on hand all afternoon.
Sunday, February 6, 12:00-5:00 p.m., Western Development Museum, 2610
Lorne Ave. S. – FREE ADMISSION.
Tuesday, February 8
Spotlight on the Past: Celebrity Readings from Archives in Saskatchewan
discover Saskatchewan's fascinating past – both playful and profound –
with readings by Eric Cline, Marla Cole, Alice Kuipers, Les MacPherson,
and Guy Vanderhaeghe, along with the musical stylings of Fiji Robinson. A
reception will follow. Tuesday, February 8, 7:30 p.m., Frances Morrison
Library, 311 23rd St. E. (Theatre) – FREE ADMISSION. Presented in
partnership with the Saskatoon Public Library.
Thursday, February 10
A Night at the Roxy at Saskatoon’s historic Roxy Theatre
evening of education and entertainment featuring short films from
archives in Saskatchewan, with commentary by local heritage advocate
Peggy Sarjeant. See Dief the Chief on the international stage. Spot
friends and family in the 1953 Children’s Day Parade. Witness the Man of
the Trees' trek through Africa. Enjoy a 1980s family’s whirlwind tour
of Saskatchewan. And watch the earliest known surviving “talkie”
produced in Saskatchewan. Thursday, February 10, 7:30 p.m., Roxy
Theatre, 320 20th St. W. – FREE ADMISSION.
Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12
Silence is Golden: Buster Keaton’s “The General”
second annual "Silence Is Golden" film festival at the historic Roxy
Theatre features the 1926 silent classic "The General" on the big screen
accompanied by the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra playing the original
score. Presented by the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra and the
Riversdale BID. Friday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 12
at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tickets $30 (evening) and $20 (matinee).
More information and tickets: www.saskatoonsymphony.org .
Swift Current Events
Monday, January 31 - Monday, February 14
Swift Current Museum (Archives) will have an Archives Week exhibit at the Swift Current Mall.
Almost all events have free admission- everyone welcome! Call 780-9414
(Regina) or 220-2176 or e-mail
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Please visit this link for the 2011 Archives Week Action Guide.