The Friends of Clyde River Historical Committee is hosting a Capturing Collective Memories Event tomorrow, Saturday, November 22, 2014, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Highlights of tomorrow’s event:
- Slide show featuring select heritage photos where the audience can participate in our “Historical I-Spy” game.
- Diary of a 16-year-old writing about her life in Clyde River in 1902-03 (Donald Hector MacKenzie collection)
- Scenic photos of Clyde River from 1914 (Jean MacLean collection)
- Photo of Gillespie’s blacksmith shop (CraigAnn Ummel collection)
- Photo of Clyde River men who went west to farming expeditions (Donald Hector MacKenzie collection)
- WW2 Navy photos (Jean MacLean and Beer Family collections)
- Photo of passengers onboard the S.S. Harland (Jean MacLean collection)
- Photos of working horses (Waller, MacKinnon, Boyle Family collections)
- Christmas cards and letters from a WWI soldier (Jon Darrah collection)
- Example of a heritage photo enlarged and transferred to canvas (CraigAnn Ummel Collection)
- Digital photo frame featuring photos collected to date – over 1200 digitized so far.
- Other heritage photos, artifacts, handcrafts, clothing, tools and trinkets that tomorrow’s attendees are invited take along to the event.
We want to make sure we have a good representation from all Clyde River families and those connected to Clyde River, so if you have not had a chance to contribute yet, please plan to attend.
Heritage photos could feature present or former Clyde River residents, scenic/architecture/community life, photos taken by Clyde River folks of other parts of PEI, Canada or other countries where they travelled.
Donations of artifacts are welcome, as we have three large display cabinets in the Riverview Community Centre where they can be featured. At the event, you can view the artifacts that have been collected so far.
For those who are unable to attend or part of our larger website audience living in other places, please send digital heritage photos, photo albums and artifacts to Vivian Beer. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-569-8665 to arrange.
This project, “Capturing Collective Memories from Seniors” is made possible with funding from New Horizons for Seniors Program, Government of Canada.
Refreshments will be served at this event.