As July the first quickly approaches the staff here at the museum are digging deep to make opening day the best it can be. There are artifacts to be cleaned and cataloged, signs to be made, and displays to be perfected, not to mention floors to be scrubbed. We'd like to take a moment in this post to recognize and introduce our wonderful employees.
Our current staff consists of Noel Waite, Laura Neily, and June Dawson.
Noel is the most recent addition to the team. He will be the museum's interpreter and guide for the summer. He will be here at the museum five days a week (Tuesday through Saturday from 10am til 6pm, July 1st until August 30th). Noel is very knowledgeable and passionate about history, and will be very happy to show you around and even demonstrate some of the artifacts he helped restore to working order for you.
Behind the scenes is Laura Neily, our resident assistant curator. Laura has been with us since February and has put a lot of much appreciated energy into making our museum what it is through cataloging and exhibit design.
June Dawson is our supervisor trainee. June has been with the museum since December; she and Sharon Leighton (the volunteer head supervisor) laid the groundwork of cataloging our artifacts and designating exhibit areas. Under Sharon's watchful eye and helpful advice, June drives the team diligently in a multitude of ways to bring the entire project to fruition; be it digging up old advertisements to pair with artifacts or sewing a straw mattress to use in the child's bed, you can count on her to find a creative and swift solution to any museum conundrum!
Good exhibits don't just happen!
There is a lot of behind the scenes work taking place right now as our staff prepares for opening day (July 1st). The fact that it is only five working days away never leaves our minds for long!
We are continuing to catalogue items, but a lot of our focus this week has shifted to finishing touches and having everything ready to go.
Our official brochure is in circulation as we speak, and we would love to hear where you see one for the first time.
This picture was taken just this morning, Laura is working hard to make the military display the best it can possibly be.
The grand opening of the museum's first exhibits is fast approaching, and excitement is mounting! A mere seventeen days remain for the board and staff to pull the final touches together and get it shaped up properly for the public's enjoyment. The cataloguing and researching of the many artifacts is mostly completed as of now, and the main focus is currently on the design and curation of the exhibits.
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We are trying to located old pictures of Freetown, Kinkora, Albany, Borden, and any other area in
Lots 25, 26, and 27.
If you have some and your willing to let us have a copy please let us know! They will be stored in our archives, and possibly used in future exhibits!
We are on the Internet! Now you can follow our progress and see new developments and events as they happen.
We are busy selecting items that will make up the first exhibit of the Bedeque Area Historical Museum which is due to open July 1, 2013. The items are photographed, numbered, researched and entered into our database.
Soon, we will begin the actual layout and design of the exhibit.