|The Notable People Concept...
Branch is now developing a project
“Notable People” that will build on these successes. The
project will build upon the work done in Special Places Projects
and be a logical next step in helping
communities develop the necessary processes, protocols and products
will lead to a deeper appreciation and celebration of local heritage.
will also put in place the messages and frameworks that will initiate
community into the kind of sophisticated dialogue that defines heritage
in the 21st century.
Inventory and Short Lists
The following pages contain the results of the
Wawanesa Notable People
inventory, undertaken over the summer of 2013 by our heritage
consultant, Ken Storie, and with the financial support of the Heritage
Grants Program of Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism. The project
has also greatly benefited from the direction and assistance provided
the Historic Resources Branch (HRB) of that same department.
The main inventory, contains detailed entries on 131
were identified through a close reading of our local history book:
“Sipiweske”, The Prairie W.A.S.P. A History of the Rural Municipality
of Oakland”,”Oakland Echoes”, and the Sipiweske Museum’s collection of
Each entry in the inventory is informed by data
defined by the protocols developed by HRB for this kind of project:
Historic figures are grouped by basic occupations or
people who had a few occupations (like merchant, mayor, postal
official) will appear in a few places. Individuals are then presented
alphabetically in each grouping.
The goals of a Notable People project, as defined by
HRB, include the
development of shorter lists of people for various follow-up
promotional and educational projects (posters, articles, plaques,
booklets, etc.). Thus the information in each of the 161 inventory
entries has been used in an assessment process to determine those
people with more noteworthy claims for significance.