Our March 10 Conference offered something
The Role of the Archaeologist
Suyoko Tsukamoto, the Impact Assessment
Archaeologist, with the Historic Resources Branch, explained procedures
used in the field and offered highlights of some Manitoba research
The Historic Ressources Branch
Holy Cote, the Municipal Consultant for
HRB, outlined support and grant programs designed to preserve heritage
sites and offer assistance to municipal heritage groups.
The Film Presentaion – Reserve 107
A thoughtful and encouraging look at how a
Saskatchewan farm community, living on what was reserve land, is
joining forces with the Young Chippewa band now claiming their land
Opportunities and Challenges in a Less Stable World - David Neufeld
The stresses of climate change, political
polarization, a widening wealth gap, and the continuing cascade of
Supreme Court rulings in favour of aboriginal claims affect our daily
lives. They might also affect our mission as a heritage
association. David invites discussion on these issues:
Why Local History Matters – Ken Storie
School textbooks, by their very nature, are
short on local details. Local details, concrete sites and artifacts,
and local knowledge, can make history class more interesting.
The presentation is available online at:
Initiatives – Bill Warren
The Pierson and Area Heritage
Committee has staged a series of displays at the local library on
topics such as Local Schools and Aboriginal History. They created James
Dandy Park and a heritage display near the entrance to town.
In the early 1900’s postcards became a very popular method of sending a
short note – the e-mails of the era.
This postcard is one of thousands that were created in Manitoba small
towns, often by local photographers. They served to promote the town
and its services, and today are a valuable source of historic images.
Melita and Hartney have extensive collections of photos on their
We welcome visitors at our Board Meetings. The next one is:
Monday, April 10. 7PM
Two Borders Municipal Office
We also welcome questions, suggestions etc.