Submitted by Ruth Bainbridge
Our most exciting news this month is that the log cabin built in 1875 by Jacob Belrose finally has a new roof.
One of the museum’s mandates is to highlight and celebrate local culture and artisanship. Accordingly, on July 17th, five local women came to the museum to demonstrate their expertise in local traditional crafts: Spinners Doreen Hills and Carol Csengeri, Tatters Elaine Mills and Fran Constant, and Quilter Lucy Weir. They will be returning in August.
On July 24th local carvers were at the museum demonstrating their skills. These talented carvers will be returning on August 21st from 11:30 am – 3:00 pm.
Other upcoming events include the opening of the Owen Sound Transportation Company exhibit in early August prepared by Shirley Johnstone.
More Than 100 Years of Wedding Dresses from 1900 onwards will be on display as well as photos of local weddings on August 9th. This exhibit will end on the 17th with cake and lemonade. If you have a dress or wedding photos to share with us contact Ruth at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The set up of the Archives section is still a work in progress. Two of the staff at Bruce County Museum came to our museum on July 25th to assist with this.
If you have a special skill that you are willing to share, let us know and we can book you in. In addition, the museum is in need of more volunteers to assist with a variety of jobs such as sharing our local history with visitors, event planning, assisting with artefact cataloguing, and odd jobs such as carpentry, painting and minor repairs. If you can help please contact Ruth at email@example.com or Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org
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