Upcoming Society Events
Unveiling of Historic Photo Collection Travelling Exhibit
It’s been a labour of love for Arcola resident Adrian Paton. After collecting nearly 8,000 heritage photos over a period of more than 20 years, his work will be featured in a new travelling exhibit that will encourage young and old to connect with Saskatchewan’s past.
The exhibit will be launched in Arcola on November 29. The display, developed in partnership with the Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society (SHFS), features selected photos from the collection along with information designed to inspire people to reflect on the past. The exhibit will be available to libraries and schools across the province. A teacher’s kit to complement the display is in development.
“I’m excited that people will have a chance to see these old pictures,” said Paton. “It’s about giving the public a chance to experience the past.”
“This exhibit is a wonderful window into the story of Saskatchewan’s history,” said Keith Carlson, President of the Board for SHFS. “It provides a way for students to think about how the past is interpreted, and how it connects with their own lives in the present. Adrian’s work collecting historical photographs is inspirational for all of us, but I’m mostly impressed by his dedication to share the results with others.”
The launch of the exhibit will take place at the Arcola Public Library, 127 Main Street, at 2:30 on November 29, 2015. A short presentation will be followed by a chance to view the display. The Optimist Club of Arcola will provide refreshments and popcorn free to those who attend.
The Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society (SHFS) is a non-profit organization that has been helping the people of Saskatchewan to recognize, share, celebrate, and document their living history and folklore since 1957. SHFS is supported by the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust System through SaskCulture. This project was also supported by the University of Saskatchewan.