Archives Week

ARCHIVES WEEK 2019 - FEBRUARY 3-9


Archives Week fosters our identity and pride in our past with displays and special events. It elevates the role of our province's archival institutions as keepers of authentic evidence of our past, keeping archives on our map!

This year's Northern Saskatchewan Archives Open House will be on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 from 3:00 to 6:30PM.

Held at PNLS Headquarters in Air Ronge, the 2019 Northern Saskatchewan Archives Open House will feature the following new displays:

  • Enid Broome: Nurse to the North, 1940s-50s:  Photos from her time as nurse for Pinehouse, La Ronge, and then for all of the settlements from Montreal Lake up to Wollaston;
  • Father Megret: Oblate Priest of the Far North:  Photos of the life of the Dene people, taken during his 50 years of service across the north, from La Loche to Wollaston Lake;
  • Rev. Harry Hives Collection, Season Two:  Another 24 newly-digitized marvelous photographs of La Ronge and Stanley Mission 80 years ago; and
  • La Ronge, Then and Now:  Buildings photographed in olden times and what you will find there today.

The event will also include John Irving's scale models, giving unique insight into early Lac La Ronge history, and Sid Robinson's PowerPoint presentation at 5:15 pm, presenting stories of the fur trade days.

There will also be tours of the Archives, and free refreshments. 

Mark your calendars now!

More information on Archives Week and its province-wide celebrations can be found on the Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists (SCAA) website.

More information about the Northern Saskatchewan Archives can be found here.

You can also contact our Archival Historian, Graham Guest, at (306) 425-6646 or archives@pnls.lib.sk.ca.

The 2019 Open House Poster:

Archives Open House 2019 Poster

 

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