As summer winds down, our season comes to an end. For our summer staff that means cleaning up the museum for winter and preparing for another year back at school. Nicole will be starting a new adventure in Ottawa in pursuit of a Masters Degree in International Development. Jonathan will be heading to Prairie Bible Institute to complete a gap year program in Outdoor Leadership and Catherine will be returning to the University of Lethbridge to continue her training in becoming a teacher.
In celebration of our staff's accomplishment's this summer, we held a "Summer Celebration" last night, where the students presented their summer projects to board members, family members, supporters, and our project manager for the Village School. Forty-two people were in attendance, including Reeve Long and deputy mayor, Terry Diack with town manager, Lori Conkin as well as councillor David Nadeau.
The summer was a great success this year with over 1,000 visitors. We had many projects on the go that will continue into the winter, as well as many new projects planned for the summer of 2018.
To have a peek at our summer projects come into the Museum until September 15th.
In addition to the restoration of the first village school and our other display improvements, we are working on improving the story of coal mining in Kneehill County. To do this we will be building a mine entrance that resembles the A. Trentham Mine that operated near Three Hills. This will provide visitors with a unique experience of what coal mining was like during early settlement of Kneehill County. To truly provide this unique and local experience, we are asking for local stories, photographs, or any other history that can be added to our display.
If you have stories, photographs, or other history that you are willing to share with us, you can contact us via email (email@example.com), phone (403-443-2092), or pop in for a visit! Any little tidbits of history help us make a more accurate and localized display for visitors to experience.