Recognition events will be hosted in Shaunavon and Swift Current in celebration of Archives Week on Feb. 3 to 9.
The provincial government proclaimed the week of Feb. 3 to 9 as Archives Week, with members of the Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists (SCAA) hosting events across the province in honour of our heritage and the work that has gone into the preservation of that heritage. Archives Week has been celebrated since 2006.
"I am pleased we are able to celebrate the tremendous effort that goes into preserving and sharing our province's rich history," Central Services Minister Nancy Heppner said. "The celebration of Archives Week enables our citizens to learn more about the role archives play in our society and the stewardship of our history."
The Saskatchewan Archives provide a well-documented record of all aspects of provincial life and memories of Saskatchewan's many achievements.
"Preserving our past is important and essential work," Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists Executive Director Audrey Price said. "We're pleased to have this opportunity to demonstrate our work, and to educate citizens on the importance of it. I encourage everyone to learn more about our province's history by visiting the archives."
For the month of February, the Grand Coteau Heritage and Cultural Centre in Shaunavon is exhibiting a display of historical postcards. The display features photographic images and greeting card images, with the majority of the postcards from the pre-1950s.
As part of their display, participating school classes viewing the display will be invited to create their own postcard, or select an existing postcard and create a message on the back to tell someone in the future about the town in 2013, or to send a message to the town on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
In Swift Current, the Swift Current Museum is planning to showcase a temporary exhibition in City Hall to mark their sixth consecutive year of participating in Archives Week activities. The display features newspaper articles that focus on Swift Current's efforts to achieve city status in 1914, and the original documents of incorporation will also be shown.