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Archives Week 2011

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 more.

Calendar of Events

Cut Knife Events

Monday, February 7th

Archives of the Clayton McLain Memorial Museum Open House

Archives 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.

Humboldt Events

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.

The 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
A 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
Portraits 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

Lloydminster Events

Friday, February 4

Tribute to the King 

Concert 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 Archives.

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 costumes.

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! 

Melfort Events

Tuesday, February 8th

Melfort and District Museum - Coffee & Conversation: "Doctors"

Join 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

City 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.

Regina Events

Wednesday, February 9

Arts in the Archives

Presentations and Readings from Archives in Saskatchewan with Brian Stockton,Wes Pearce, Margaret Hryniuk, Trevor Herriot, Richard Diener, and Steve Wolfson.

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'

James 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.

Saskatoon Events

Sunday, February 6

Archives Pavilion at the Saskatoon Heritage Festival.

One-stop 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

Come 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

An 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’sThe General

The 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . To be added to our e-mail distribution list for Archives Week and other SCAA public events, please e-mail scaa@sasktel.net This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Help us spread the word about Archives Week 2011! Please refer your friends and family to this site, or check out our "Saskatchewan Archives Week 2011" Facebook group. Thanks for your help!

Please visit this link for the 2011 Archives Week Action Guide


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