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2021 Virtual Heritage Fair - Now Underway!

The 2021 Virtual Heritage Fair has begun in earnest, as judges are now busy evaluating a diverse set of online Heritage Fair projects. The judging will take place throughout the month of May and we will be announcing the winners mid-June. This year, we had 315 projects by 353 students from 41 schools across Saskatchewan. There is a great range of topics, from personal family stories and local…

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Talking Heritage: Interviews With Living Heritage Experts

Have you ever heard of coffee row? Yes? In that case, you must be from Saskatchewan. Coffee row, like many other things, is part of our living heritage. I didn’t know much about living heritage until I started working in museums as my summer job in high school. I didn’t understand the concept at the time, but I knew that it was related to our past and affected us in the present. It…

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How Do We Define Work in the Field of 'Heritage'?

I think that most people reading this will understand the importance of preserving our cultural heritage. You'll know that our connection to the past is key to our understanding of who we are and where we're going, and that preserving our links to the past are a critical aspect of our well-being. What you may not be as familiar with is just how difficult it can be to define what it means…

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Celebrating 30 Years of the Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation

2021 marks a special year for the Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation (SHF). It is celebrating its 30th year of existence, having funded hundreds of heritage preservation initiatives throughout our province. To help them celebrate, we had a conversation with Margaret Huntington, Board Chairperson, and Suzanne Pambrun, Administrator. Q: Could you give us a brief history of the SHF? Margaret: The…

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One Book One Province: Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun, Book Discussion

The Saskatchewan Library Association’s (SLA) annual One Book One Province program is back, featuring the stunning book, Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun by Saskatchewan author, Paul Seesequasis. The award-winning book exhibits photographs taken in the early 1900s to the 1970s in northern and western Canadian communities, accompanied by insightful commentary by Seesequasis. The project got its…

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