Fonds HST - Melfort Historical Committee fonds

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Melfort Historical Committee fonds

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  • 1906 - [195-?], predominant [194-?] - [195-?] (Creation)

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80 photographs : b&w

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The Melfort Historical Society was formed in 1971 to set up a display of pioneer artifacts to be shown at the Melfort Exhibition, in celebration of a Melfort Homecoming event. The committee was made up of members of the Melfort Agricultrual Society. The first member were as follows: Bill Korolak- Chairman, Cora Carlton- Vice-Chairman, Marg Grainger- Secretary, Emma Whittome, Ted Morton, Roy Monsees, and Charles Koopman. In 1973 the committe felt teh need for a more permenant museum and development o a pioneer village site began. The offical openning of the Melfort Pioneer Museum was July 20, 1973. The Melfort Historical Society was disolved in 198_ and seeked help from the Melfort and district community. Together they formed the Melfort and District Historical Society. In 198_____ the Melfort and District Historical Society became _________ and the museum was renamed the Melfort and District Museum.

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The fonds contains 80 black and white photographs. Some of the images were collected by the Melfort Historical Committee from local individuals for their pioneer artifact displays. Other photographs were taken by either the Melfort Historical Committee or the Melfort Agricultural Society. All of the images were taken in Melfort, Saskatchewan and surrounding areas between 1906 and the 1950's. The photographs document a wide variety of subjects including: Melfort Agricultural Society events like farm camps, parades, exhibitions, and competitions. Other subjects include Melfort schools, businesses, hockey teams, and locations as well as farming activities and weddings.

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The photographs were donated by the Melfort Historical Committee to the Melfort and District Museum.


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digitized version in on-site database

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no restrictions on access

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Copyright: Unknown

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on-site database, accession ledger, source file

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no further accruals are expected

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996-012, 996-245, 996-337, 996-396, 996-353, 996-462, 999-012

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