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After another month (mostly) working from home, with only my cat to keep me company, I am thrilled to be back in the archives! In January, I devoted most of my time to bringing more content online, specifically photographs. I’ve been busily updating descriptions in the collections database to get as many digitized photographs up online as possible. I’ve also spent a lot of time scanning photographs on loan from some of our community members, continuing the quest to preserve snapshots of everyday life in L&A throughout the twentieth century.
I am writing this blog on the day the biggest snowstorm has hit in years! I honestly sit here in a bit of awe that we are still in the midst of this pandemic almost 24 months later and that I am yet again working from home. But alas, here we are and do want to know the most scary thing of all? - I am left alone with my curatorial thoughts… so many of those and let me tell you... yikes!
Do you know that feeling of joy when you’re unwrapping a gift and you’re pretty sure you know what to expect? You open the gift box, you unwrap the object and suddenly you’re holding something completely different in your hand! That was exactly what I felt this past week when opening a box of artifacts.
Let me start by saying I feel a bit like the guy who has been on the end of the bench most of the hockey game, but late in the 3rd period with everyone else tired and sore I am put in and I happen to be in front of the net when a shot from the point deflects off my leg and goes into the goal and we win the game. Will I be recorded as scoring the winning goal? Yes. Was my play the main reason the team won? Not really. Will I tell the story of my winning goal for years to come? Of course, I will!!
Please note that the L&A County Museum & Archives is currently closed until January 27, 2022. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
It’s looking very festive in the Museum! Community Christmas Trees are now on display until December 31st. View trees decorated by some of our amazing community groups and organization, including:
Herb Shaw and Sons Limited has completed the selected harvesting as prescribed in blocks 1, 5 and 6 of the County Forest. Restoration of all roads and trails used in the logging operations have been completed to the satisfaction of the County’s onsite inspectors. Cut inspections were performed at each block and are available for viewing here:
Marg recently enjoyed Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh, an emotionally charged, sentimental Christmas tale. Here is her review:
This time of the year I always look for a heartwarming Christmas tale to help get me into the holiday spirit. Keeping Christmas by inspirational author Dan Walsh was that book for me this year.