Monthly Archives: February 2016

Thank You–Monday Night Fundraiser

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Monday night we had a fundraiser down in North West River. Just like the summer before last, Dave Paddon and Richard Neville entertained us with performances of the highest quality.

They alternated between Dave’s recitations and Richard’s singing, and were joined on stage at one point by another pilot with a penchant for reciting tales, Benny Powell. (Benny also donated books and CDs to the fundraiser, so thank you Benny!)

There was probably close to a hundred people who came out. That’s pretty awesome, especially considering it was a Monday night in North West River after a snowy day! It was a wonderful, wonderful evening. If you weren’t there, you really missed out!!

Admission was a pay-what-you-can donation to Them Days. The crowd was very generous, and we raised $943!!!! Thank you Dave, thank you Richard, and thank you to everyone who came out for a magical evening of tales and tunes. I can’t emphasize enough how wonderful it was.

If you weren’t there, check out the photos below!

Richard Neville wowed the crowd with his songs about life in Labrador

Richard Neville wowed the crowd with his songs about life in Labrador

Dave Paddon keeps the audience engaged

Dave Paddon kept the audience captivated with his recitations! Everyone alternated between being on the edge of their seat and being in stitches hearing his funny tales.

Benny Powell came up for a guest recitation and blew everyone away with his enthusiastic performance.

Benny Powell came up for a guest recitation and blew everyone away with his enthusiastic performance.

Richard again

Richard again

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An appreciative audience

Aimee in front of crowd

I know it looks like I was doing my own recitation up there, but really, I was just thanking the audience for their generosity! (Quite enthusiastically, by the looks of it.)

The crowd at the end of the night

The crowd hearing the amount raised at the end of the night

The end of the night.

The end of the night.

Dave Paddon, Richard Neville, Aimee Chaulk, Terra Barrett, Shirley Mullins.

Dave Paddon, Richard Neville, Aimee Chaulk, Terra Barrett, Shirley Mullins. (And, if you look closely, the little head between Richard and Aimee belongs to Beatrix.)

Thanks again!!!

Aimee

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Monday Night–You Don’t Want to Miss This!

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by | February 20, 2016 · 4:40 pm

MANL Workshop – Preserving and Displaying Textiles

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This week Aimee and I had the opportunity to get out of the office and participate in a workshop held at the College of the North Atlantic on Thursday February 18, 2016. The workshop was presented by the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (MANL) and was focused on preserving and displaying textiles in museum and archival collections. MANL is a provincial non-profit organization which offers advice, support and workshops on conservation, preservation, interpretation and exhibition.

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Sewing through the negative space to add a label.

The workshop was focused on flags so in the morning we discussed the importance of flags and the significance of their meaning. We also looked at the fibers textiles are made of and how to determine the fibers found in your textile and the methods of deterioration. We moved on to discuss how to store textiles and the proper temperatures, humidity and lights to use when displaying your textiles. In the afternoon we learned about rolled and flat storage for textiles and the pros and cons of each. We even played a game where we had to determine how well different museums were caring for the textiles in their collections.

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Sarah Wade demonstrating how to properly roll a textile for storage.

We also got some hands on experience in rolling textiles for storage and in how to apply labels to the textiles. We learned about the proper materials to use and how to sew a label onto a textile without damaging the artifact. It was an excellent workshop and a great way to learn about museum and archival processes. Them Days has some textiles in our collection and we’ll certainly be well prepared to handle, store, and display any more textiles which are donated to our collection.

~Terra

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#IDThemDays Week in Review (Feb.15-19)

Here are the photos from this week’s social media uploads! As always, if you knwo any of these people, please let us know!

Aimee

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#IDThemDays Week in Review (Feb. 8-12)

Apparently last week I forgot to put up the week in review. Anyway, here it is!

 

 

This one has had no luck at all…anyone recognize these ladies?

Aimee

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Record Your Heritage

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Next Monday (February 15) is Heritage Day. To celebrate, we’re having a one-hour workshop on recording your heritage so if people want to learn about how to interview somebody who’s got a great mind or a knack for storytelling, they can find out from us–AND get a free tape or two to use.

We’ve been donated a box of blank tapes to help us in our efforts to record Labrador’s history. However, we can’t be in all places at all times, so we miss a lot of people, unfortunately.

A lot of people say to us “You should interview so-and-so,” but if So-and-So lives far away, our chances of getting to interview them is not great. So, if YOU would like to interview your own So-and-So, now’s your chance. We will give you a blank tape (or however many you need) to record your interviews.

This is a great way to ensure that something you think is important gets into the pages of Labrador’s history magazine! Also, we will keep your recording and transcript in the archives, so that it will be kept safe and accessible. You will be part of a 40+ year history of volunteers contributing to Them Days magazine.

We will also provide you with an Agreement of Deposit for Oral History Interviews so that we can put it in the archives.

If you can’t make it out to our workshop, this video will be of help.

Aimee

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#IDThemDays Week in Review

Another successful week at Them Days! Our #IDThemDays project is chugging along just fine! We’ve been digging in a lot of files this week, putting sheets of captions to photo collections and matching negatives. There’s no end to the work in sight, but we are definitely getting a TON accomplished!

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