Jan 14, 2015

by Marcella Neely

As I start to write this, I realize that as this is being read, we are contributing to history.

One day our descendants will be searching archives and museums for hints of how we live and work and think. To make it easy for them, let's keep photos, write names and descriptions on them, save letters, documents, diaries, mementos - all those things we wish our parents and grandparents had saved.

In the Cloyne Pioneer Museum and Archives, volunteers have managed to collect and preserve a good amount of local history. Families continue to donate artifacts, photos and documents. We want to share this information and these collections and invite everyone to take advantage of the work of the Cloyne and District Historical Society. Even now, in the off season, archival information is available and historical photos can be enjoyed on our website.

Our meetings are held on the third Monday of Jan., Feb., March, April, May, and Sept., Oct., Nov., at 1 pm in the Cloyne hall. We have history-related outings and informative talks with long-time residents and descendants of pioneer families. There is no obligation for anyone who wishes to join us. Our web site is www.cloynepioneermuseum.ca and is regularly updated with our activities. We continue to build our historic photo gallery on Flickr, accessed from the web site.

Our January meeting is on Monday, Jan. 19. We will discover what lurks in a box of memories that was donated to us. Come visit with us. All are welcome.  

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