In November of this year we had a very successful Christmas Train Sale. Thank you to everyone who made donations and to those who made purchases. We are already looking ahead to 2017.
Have you got the tree up?
If you find you have more Christmas decor than you need, don’t pack it away — consider donating it to CWHC- for next year’s Christmas Train fundraising sale. Donations of handmade and gently used Christmas decorations are gratefully accepted, please call ahead to arrange for drop-offs.
On Thursday, August 25 at 2 p.m. members gathered to hear the summer students share what they learned from preparing their pod-exhibits:
“The Illicit Industries of Owen Sound” by Paige Linner
“The History of The Harbour” by Sarah Van Trigt
“Caboose Life” by Lily Fletcher
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Light refreshments were served.
We thanked our students for their contributions this summer and wished them a good year at school.
Find out everything you ever wanted to know about tattoos, but were afraid to ask, by joining the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre and Dr. Susan J. Douglas, Assistant Professor of History, from the University of Guelph, on Saturday September 17, 2016 at 2 p.m. for the lecture “Stories in Ink”. Dr. Douglas will share her knowledge of the history of skin art imagery and is joined by a panel of tattoo artists who will discuss and demonstrate their artistry.
Then join Andre LaCroix – one of only three master scrimshanders in Canada- for “What’s in Your Ditty Bag?” on Saturday September 24, 2016 at 2pm. Andre will present the history of the art of scrimshaw, with demonstrations of this rarely seen marine folk art, of etching bone. Andre will be accompanied by expert knot-tyers of the Navy League demonstrating ancient marine knot tying techniques. Take home your own knot tying kit!
Finally, on Saturday October 1, 2016, at 2pm, the lecture “Mariner’s Yarn” combines heritage and handicraft, with the storytelling and traditional sea chanties of musician Ian Bell, and his ‘Songs of the Great Lakes’. Then be entertained by fibre artists Michael Sellick and Daniel Zondervan, who have created one of the largest online crafting communities, The Crochet Crowd, which has more than half a million social media followers! Michael and Daniel will share their adventures of the high seas, as ‘crochet cruise’ hosts teaching crafters from around the globe.
This fundraising lecture series takes place at the Owen Sound Library. Tickets are now on sale at the museum for only $10 for each lecture and space is limited.