Regina Tornado Art and Heritage Legacy Project, which will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1912 Regina Tornado throughout 2012 and will significantly enhance and support the Regina Plains Museum’s existing exhibit on the 1912 Regina Tornado, our new interactive exhibit and our virtual gallery at www.reginatornado.ca.
The Regina Tornado Legacy Group is looking for artists to submit proposals for sculptural or mural installations that will be permanently installed in Regina’s downtown and warehouse district, to help commemorate the community spirit that helped re-build Regina following the 1912 Tornado. First deadline is March 9, 2012.
For more information or to submit a proposal, click on this link: http://www.heritagesask.ca/news_and_events?n=436
The Regina Plains Museum will be hosting a free historic walking tour of downtown Regina this Friday, June 10 at 2:00 p.m. This walking tour takes participants through some of Regina's oldest and most notable downtown landmarks, and runs about an hour in length.
For more information about the walking tour, please contact the museum at 780-9435.
The Art of James Henderson on display at Mackenzie Gallery
James Henderson: Wicite Owapi Wicasa: the man who paints the old men
This is a major exhibition of the portraits, landscape paintings, and commercial work of Scottish-born artist James Henderson, Saskatchewan’s pre-eminent first-generation artist. To find out more about James Henderson, go to www.mendel.ca/henderson. This exhibit was organized by the Mendel Art Gallery and curated by Dan Ring and Dr. Neal McLeod)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sasktel Exhibit at Regina Plains Museum
The public is invited to the opening of the SaskTel centennial exhibit Ahead by a Century this Friday, January 16, 2009 at the Regina Plains Museum, 1835 Scarth Street. Running from Jan. 16 to Feb. 2, this exhibit explores 100 years of communication by featuring photos, artifacts and telephone conversations highlighting the voices of SaskTel Pioneers.
The opening ceremonies run from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information on the exhibit, call (306)780-9435.
Heritage Kits Now Available
Thanks to funding from the Government of Canada - New Horizons for Seniors Program, the Regina Plains Museum has developed a set of portage heritage collections that are now available for lending to Regina residents.
These Reminiscence Kits consists of artifacts, pictures, and discussion questions, which provide an opportunity for individuals as well as friends and family to reflect on the heritage of Regina and the surrounding area. The kits are focused on the following themes:
* The Old Home Place (My Childhood Home)
For more information about borrowing one of these kits, contact the museum either by phone 780-9435 or by email rp.museum@sasktel.
Launched this past Tuesday at 1:30 pm, there is a new exhibit Regina Site Lines: A Path Down the History of Regina currently on display at the Regina Plains Museum until the end of this year. The exhibit features a timeline of events, important figures in Regina's history, and city buildings that have endured time.
For more information about the exhibit or to find out when the museum is open, check out the museum's website at www.reginaplainsmuseum.com
History of Grain Exhibit at the Kronau Heritage Museum
From Field to Market: An Exhibit Featuring the History of Grain in Saskatchewan
May 17 - August 31, 2008
Directions from Regina: use Arcola Avenue and continue on Highway #33 for 20 km.
The History of Nursing: 1889 to 1973 Exhibit at Regina Plains Museum
The Regina Plains Museum is currently showcasing the exhibit, The History of Nursing: 1889 to 1973. The exhibition presents the history of nursing in Regina, including the hospitals and schools of nursing that educated and employed them. Also on display is hospital equipment from the museum's collection.
The exhibit will be on display until July 30, 2008. The museum is open 10 am to 4 pm Mondays to Fridays. For more information, contact the museum either by phone (306) 780-9435 or by email.
In addition, you might also want to check out the Nurses' Training at Regina General Hospital photo album on the Library's Flickr account. The album showcases Lois Gibson's personal photos (dating from 1943 to 1946) when she trained as a nurse.
Celebrate Black History Month: 200 years of the Abolition of Slavery
February is Black history month and there are different activities taking place throughout Saskatchewan:
* Friday, February 8, 2008: From Luxuries to Dependency: Abolition, Conquest and the Foundations of Gold Coast Imperialism. A presentation by Ty M. Reese, Associate Professor of History, University of North Dakota. The presentation will be held in the Language Institute Theatre at 3:30 pm. The talk is presented by the University of Regina Humanities Research Institute, the Department of History, the Faculty of Arts and the Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum Inc. For more information, contact the Humanities Research Institute.
* Saturday, February 9, 2008: the Saskatchewan African-Canadian Heritage Museum is holding a Bicentennial Celebration Banquet: Celebrating 200 years of the Abolition of Slavery. The major presenter will be Dr. Ty M. Reese, Associate Professor of History at the University of North Dakota. The banquet will be held at 6:00 pm Saturday, February 9, 2008 at St. Anne’s Church Hall located at 1701 Cowan Cr., Regina, SK. For more information, contact the Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum.
* ongoing until Sunday, February 24, 2008: Passage to Freedom: Secrets of the Underground Railroad: An exhibit from the Welland Historical Museum. The exhibit is located at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. For more information about admission and hours, contact the Diefenbaker Canada Centre.
Book Signing at Saskatoon's Western Development Museum
For those interested in the book, Regina Public Library has several copies for you to borrow. Click here to place a hold.
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