Archives Week 2012 will be celebrated February 5 to 11. Almost all events have free admission and everyone is welcome. Humboldt
The Humboldt & District Museum & Gallery will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, February 9 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM. Please join us in identifying people and events found in a collection of archival photographs. Free coffee and cake.
This event is proudly sponsored by the Saskatchewan Council of Archives and Archivists.
The City of North Battleford Historic Archives will be setting up a display and information booth at two community malls on February 8th from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Frontier Mall and on February 9th from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Co-op Mall.
Their main focus this year will be on the upcoming Centennial celebration for the community in 2013 and therefore will be displaying and informing people of the history of the Battlefords with its inception as a City in 1913. This will include a power point presentation with information regarding growth and development and a time line of the decades from 1913 to present identifying key developments in that area of Saskatchewan. A collection of reproduced community telephone and Henderson directories, yearbooks and information sheets will round out the multi-media event.
The Regina Area Archives Working Group (RAAWG) which includes the Regina Office of the Provincial Archives, the Regina Public Library's - Prairie History Room, the University of Regina Archives & Special Collections and the City Archives among others, will be holding an evening of "Mystery & Mayhem" - celebrity readings from Archives in Saskatchewan on Wednesday, February 8th at 7:00 PM at the Regina RCMP Heritage Centre. Readers will include Gail Bowen, Ken Leyton-Brown, Barb Pacholik, Gordon Pepper and Jacob Pete.
The Saskatoon Area Archives Group (SAAG), which includes the Saskatoon Office of the Provincial Archives, the Saskatoon Public Library's - Local History Room, the University of Saskatchewan Archives and the City Archives among others, have planned three events for 2012.
Archives Pavilion at the Saskatoon Heritage Festival, Western Development Museum on Sunday, February 5th from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Celebrity Readings from Archives in Saskatchewan at the Saskatoon Public Library - Frances Morrison Branch on Tuesday, February 7th starting at 7:00 PM. Readers will include Anthony Bidulka, Deborah Buck, Trish Cheveldayoff, Lillian Dyck, Bob Florence ad Garth Materie.
Saskatoon Film Night at the Roxy Theatre (320 20th Street) on Thursday, February 9th starting at 7:00 PM. An evening of education and entertainment featuring short films from archives in Saskatchewan, with commentary by author and historian Bill Waiser. Take a tour through the U of S campus, 1959 edition. Relax on the beach at 1930's Waskesiu. Relive the excitement of the 1939 Royal visit, from coast to coast and back to Punnichy. Join Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in watching Pion-Era 1959 and more...... Admission is FREE.
The Grand Coteau Heritage & Cultural Centre (GCHCC) will be hosting a Coffee Chat on Friday, February 10th. They plan to elect an aspect of their archival collection for discussion with the group at GCHCC but also plan outreach coffee groups at two local senior housing complexes and a nursing home. Refreshments will be provided at each. In addition an outreach display will be prepared for each location and updated regularly throughout the year with new "old" photos and information.
Pahkisimon Nuye?ah Library System (Northern Saskatchewan Archives) Open House, Tuesday February 7, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
In the Pahkisimon Nuye?ah Library System building on the corner of Cessna Street and Avro Place in Air Ronge.
Four new displays of photographs donated in 2011 taken by:
- Ron MacKay, while he was a resource office in Cumberland House in the early 1960s.
- Roger Phillips, while he was a northern photographer with a provincial government in the 1950's.
- Al Scarfe, while he was a mining recorder in Uranium City and LaRonge in the 1950's and 1960's.
- Tony Wood, while he was a resource officer and mining recorder in LaRonge during the 1950's and 1960's.
Refreshment will be served and the displays are wheelchair accessible.
For more information please contact: Graham Guest, Archival Historian @ 425-6646 or 425-4525.
Call 306-780-9414 or 306-220-2176 or email
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SCAA wishes to acknowledge the cost-sharing sponsorships of the following institutions that help to make Archives Week 2012 possible:
City of Saskatoon
Regina Qu'Appelle Health Regina Library
Saskatchewan Archives Board
University of Regina Library