Deborah Chapman

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The Lingford & Honey Studio is open for business!

The Lingford & Honey Photography Studio is the 7th diorama to be completed at R.J. Haney Heritage Village. A dream is becoming a reality.

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Sometimes it is the little things

Sometimes the smallest things connect. In between other projects, volunteer Lise Ouimet and I have been going through the archival collection, making the Word documents that summarize each Fonds   more uniform in preparation for a new database. 1.   We have the physical care of our collection under control. The paper and sound recording are in a state of the art storage facility with geothermal heat, LED lighting, computerized humidity controls, water sensors, and a...

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Inclusivity - this year's theme for Heritage Week

This year the theme of Heritage Week is inclusivity. The topic has this curator deep in thought about how “white bread” a teenager once called me.

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Someone asked!

The Heritage Commission was approached by two home owners. The couple asked if their home could be included on the City of Salmon Arm's Heritage Registry. . .

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Front St. Grocery & Confectionery

Work at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum is delightful. It changes with the seasons. Each spring and summer we work on dioramas and exhibits. Work on archival collections takes place in the winter when there just seems to be more time to think about the the paper history entrusted into our care. Front Street Grocery & Confectionery is a one-of-a kind archival collection acquired that has a special connection to a museum board member - the late Florrie Farmer.

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Hold that position!

Construction of the Lingford and Honey Studio diorama is finished! There will be so much more to see and do at the village next year. Don't forget your cell phone!

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A step in the right direction

Curator Tracey Kutschker wanted to do something locally to recognize the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation . The day is one of the Commission's 94 Calls to Action. The day is to honour the survivors of residential school system, their families and communities. The day also honoured and remembered the 215 children who died in care at the Kamloops Residential School.

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Two Artists Two Neighbours

Two collections made their way into the archives this summer amid fires, smoke filled skies, and COVID gathering restrictions. The collections were paintings by different artists that had a lovely connection to our community. What was even more amazing was that the artists were, at one point, neighbours on the same avenue. Were they friends?

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A Rare Find

Aubree Jeffrey was formally edging a flower bed at Haney House. She says she has learned a lot about gardening from Head Gardener Debi Stone. Her greatest contribution this summer was a one of a kind find, though.

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Indoor and Outdoor Exploration . . .

A train stopped at the Village . . .

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