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Spring Newsletter

New Board Member

Board member Pat Casey has resigned due to family obligations. At our March 12 meeting, we appointed Shauna Kingstone to fill that position until our next AGM in the Fall. Thank you Shauna, for your interest in the WIHS.

 

Friday, March 29,2019  9:30 – 10:45 AM, Town Hall

This semester Lucy Warren, a Queen’s University History student, has been doing an intern course with us. Lucy has continued to inventory archival materials in the Town Hall attic. Between her work and the work done by Nick Darragh during the Fall semester, about 25% of the attic contents will be inventoried by April.

 

On March 29 (9:30, Town Hall), Lucy will give a short presentation on her work. After Lucy’s presentation, Paul Banfield, Queen’s University Archivist will talk about the next steps required to begin moving these Wolfe Island materials over to Queen’s Archives. We’ll end with a general discussion of how to make all this happen.

 

All who are interested are welcome to attend. And…refreshments too!

 

Speaker Series

Save the dates! All talks will be held on Sundays starting at 1:30 pm at the United Church Hall.

Watch for flyers with more details closer to the dates!

 

April 28 Lindy Mechefske author of Out of Ontario Kitchens and Sir John's Table - The Culinary Life and Times of Canada's First Prime Minister

June 23 Ken Cuthbertson author of The Halifax Explosion

July 28 Rick Revell author of Algonquin Sunset – third book of the series

August 25 David More author, speaking on Barley Days of Prince Edward County

 

Brian Johnson, Speaker Series Coordinator, is working on a couple more talks for the Fall.

 

10th Anniversary of Old House Museum Opening –July 27 Weekend

Watch for details of special events!!!

 

Old House Museum Volunteer Needs

 

Spring Clean Up - Saturday, April 27, 10:00 AM

A day to dust, wash windows, sweep floors, tidy up displays, do some yard work and the like—and we now have a heater in the museum so we’ll be warm as we clean!

 

Museum Available to School Groups - April 29 – May 31

May need volunteers to help with school groups coming on weekdays April 29 to May 31 - we hope to have 2 to 6 (maximum) groups come through this Spring. These will be, at most, two hour sessions.

 

Museum Hours: May to Labour Day

Museum Open Weekends Starting in May!

May 18, 19 & 20; 25 & 26; June 1 & 2; 8 & 9; 15 & 16; 22 & 23

Volunteers are needed to staff the Museum these weekend days! Shifts are 10 am to 1 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm.

 

Museum Open Daily: June 28 to September 2, 2019

Volunteers are needed to staff the Museum these 67 days. Shifts are 10 am – 1 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm. Some volunteers like to sign up for the same shift each week, but other arrangements are possible.

 

Will provide training / support - chief skills needed are friendly, welcoming people—don’t need much information about the Museum but you’ll probably learn a fair bit as you volunteer

 

Please contact Kathy Horton if you have questions or are interested in helping out - either call (613-817-9838) or email (kathyhorton42@gmail.com).