Celebrate Halloween like the Victorians did!
Bump in the night
Enjoy magic shoes in the ballroom. Solve the mystery in the museum. Build a Halloween mask. Create a Victorian postcard. Dress in your best costume and be entered to win a prize. Admission is free.
For more information contact Government House at:
We hope you have a spook-tacular time!
Upcoming RPL Program of interest: College Avenue: Past, Present & Future.
The following Prairie History Room program will be of interest to those concerned with local history and architecture.
College Avenue: Past, Present & Future.
Sunday, October 30th
College Avenue and College Avenue Campus are a treasure trove of history and stories. Local historian Don Black and Architect James Youck will discuss the history and evolution of this part of the City from the past to the present and future including the buildings and the people who lived and worked in them.
Please pre-register at ReginaLibrary.ca or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 306.777.6039.
We hope you can spend Sunday afternoon with us.
Upcoming RPL Program of interest: Family Tree Wall Hanging
The following Prairie History Room program is coming up next week and there are still spaces available for those who are interested:
Family Tree Wall Hanging
Make art to adorn your wall with a Family Tree Hanging using scrapbooking papers and pictures of your family. You need to bring photos of all members of the family - we will be cutting up the photos! We will be using circle punches with a diameter of 1 to 1.5 in to cut headshots out of the photos so please do not bring portrait photos. Besides photos of your immediate family, you can bring photos of grandparents and family pets too. Your family's surname can be included on the wall hanging as well. There is a $5 materials fee.
If you are interested in the above program, you can register online or thru the Prairie History Room at: email@example.com
We hope some of you can join us.
Categories: New Magazines
New Prairie History Magazines
Family Tree Magazine
Search and Recover/David A Fryxell
Here Comes the Neighborhood/Sunny Jane Morton
First Families/Nancy Shively
Pixel-Perfect Photo Projects/Dennis May Levenick
DNA Toolbox/Blaine T. Bettinger
Census Enumeration Districts: a source for rarely-seen maps/David A. Norris
Develop Your Ancestor's Story/George G. Morgan
Welcome to North Dakota (online records of ND settlers)/Carol Richey
Online Freedmen's Bureau Records/Diane L. Richard
Convict Research in Tasmania -- Story of a Hangman/Gabrielle Morgan
Categories: New Books
Some New Additons to the Prairie History Collection.
The following books have just been added to the Prairie History collection:
Hope Beyond the Horizon; stories by Russian Mennonite Refugees fleeing the Soviet Union.
Translated from the German and edited by John P. Nickel, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 1996.
Memorials to Canada's War Dead.
Both volumes were donated to the Prairie History Room by the late Bill Barry.
Corvus: a novel/Harold Johnson
Mr. Johnson, who presented an author reading at the Regina Public Library on May 1st, 2016, is a First Nations author who was nominated for the Aboriginal People's Writing Award at the 2016 Saskatchewan Book Awards.
Book Signing: Flight Test -- The Avro Arrow and a Career in Aeronautical Engineering.
The Canadian Aviation Historical Society will present a talk and book-signing by David Waechter, who just published a new book about his father’s work with Avro Aircraft Limited, entitled Flight Test – The Avro Arrow and a Career in Aeronautical Engineering.
The event is talking place in the Dieppe Bistro, lower level, Royal Canadian Legion Branch, 1820 Cornwall Street, next Tuesday, September 20th, at 7:30 pm.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Categories: New Magazines
New Prairie History Magazines
Remembering Fort La Montee/Carl A. Krause
Thrashing Seasons: The Origin of Prairie Wrestling/C. Nathan Hatton
Your Genealogy Today
Dog License Records and Genealogy/David A. Norris
All of the above magazines are available for borrowing.
HENDERSON DIGITIZATION PROJECT:
The Prairie History Room is currently working with the University of Alberta to digitize our collection of Henderson City Directories between 1908-1965 in order to make them available online for our clients. We hope to limit any disruptions to service, but some volumes/years may be restricted or unavailable for the duration of the project. We do have duplicates of most copies.
Please direct any concerns to: email@example.com
We thank you for your patience; the end result will be improved and convenient access to the Henderson directories for patrons in Regina and across Canada.
The Henderson's are currently on the first leg of their journey -- watch this blog for updates as the project moves forward.
The Prairie History Room Sport's Trivia Challenge: on now!
Bleed green? Feel lucky? Know it all? Try your luck at the Prairie History Room's (PHR) Sports Trivia challenge, in celebration of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary.
The bad news is that the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame has supplied ten really hard questions. The good news? You're welcome to use resources from Regina Public Library and our Prairie History Room to help you answer them. Good luck! Prizes are gift cards from the Rider Store, draw to take place the first weekend of October.
Check out the contest online at: www.reginalibrary.ca/stc/
Upcoming RPL Program of interest: The Memory Project Presents Captain Sheldon Maerz
The Prairie History Room is pleased to present the following program:
The Memory Project connects active service members and veterans with speaking engagements in their community. Join us as Captain Sheldon Maerz discusses the services offered by the Canadian Forces to address Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and describes his experiences serving in Afghanistan and the former Yugoslavia. Please per-register at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 306.777.6039.
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