Seems odd to say I love going to network meetings, but I actually do. They are only twice a year and are held in different towns so it gives me a chance to see places I might not have gotten around to going to. Qu'Appelle Valley Network had their meeting Oct 18 at White City. I confess White City was not high on my places to visit list, so it was a pleasant surprise. I did not know there had been a Dad's Cookie Factory there. Long gone. Oh well. Rebecca and 2 other women have formed a committee and received a grant from Sask Culture to do a study on what kind of museum the community wants. They are getting input from town council, businesses, schools etc. White City is evolving and growing rapidly. Good luck to everyone. A very exciting time.
Wednesday, October 15
Recently we had the granddaughter of James Duncan visit our museum from Alberta. She donated 2 wedding photos. She didn't know who the people, other than her grandparents, were or what church they were married in. She knew it was April 1920. We went to our paper copy of the Cupar Herald and found which church they were married in and who the rest of the wedding party were.
She also brought 2 photos from different angles of Duncan's store from the 1920's. We found the name of his store: The Busy Bee, when he bought it and from whom, even who he worked for before. Then we started to find ads for his store, a couple of calendars and a thermometer listing his phone number as 26.
We also provided her with his affiliation with the Local Masonic Lodge. Something she had not expected to find.
We had a fun 3 hours before she and her son headed to Indian Head.
A few days later I was still excited and dragged the photos around to show to anyone I could find.
I showed the wedding party photo to one person who said that's my dad and my aunt.
I took the 2 photos of the Busy Bee Store to coffee row and the men had a great time trying to figure out what the other businesses were. Someone figured out Fred Jarvis, a local policeman, lived in a small house several doors north of the Busy Bee. Before I knew it the men were listing off all the constables who had been in Cupar.
I think we all had a wonderful time. Photos are great for triggering the memory and getting answers to questions you never asked.
Tuesday, October 7
A condensed version of the WWI display, from the Cupar Museum, has been installed at the Cupar School for the benefit of the teachers and Kindergarten to Grade XII students. It is on prominent display in a centrally located glass fronted cabinet and will remain there for October and November. The Museum has also provided Principal Bruce with WWI Cupar soldiers information including: photos, attestation papers, Killed in Action, letters from the front and other local news articles from the Cupar Herald that have been accumulated by a museum volunteer over the last couple of years
Wednesday, October 1
Cupar And District Heritage Museum
Annual Harvest Lunch
Saturday October 4, 2014
Homemade Bread – Soup – Pie
Tea – Coffee
Town Hall – Cupar
11:00a.m. To 1:00p.m.
Admission $5.00 – Preschool Free
**Elements from WWI exhibit for those who missed it at the museum this summer will be on display **