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Museum Week in Pincher Creek runs from Feb. 11-16: Kootenai Brown busy

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As part of Museum Week Feb. 11-16, Southern Alberta Museum Association Symposium will be held in Pincher Creek and hosted by Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village Week. Museum staff and volunteers understand that education never stops. 


The slow winter months of Alberta offer a chance to learn as well-from experience and from each other.
That’s what “Museum Week in Pincher Creek” is all about — a chance to network, promote  local museum and interpretive sites, and engage with experts about the challenges faced by museum professionals.
Kootenai Brown has assembled an exciting slate of speakers, experts and museum hands to aid us in a journey of self-education, and reaffirm our dedication to presenting our stories to the visiting public, and help us overcome a few of the challenges we all face.
Along the way, there will be many opportunities for fellowship and networking, among like-minded people and an opportunity to gain from each other’s shared experience. Kootenai acknowledges the financial support of the Henry S. Varley Fund for Rural Life at the Community Foundation of Lethbridge & Southwestern Alberta, a public foundation serving SW Alberta.
(SESSION ITINERARY: Schedule is tentative)
Sunday Evening, Feb 11: 7-10 p.m.: Meet and Greet Social at the Bloomin’ Inn.
Monday, Feb 12: Morning –  Rachel Linderman “Archaeology”. Afternoon –  Brad Brown, “Signage and Exhibit Development”. Evening –  Keynote Speaker, Ken Dropko, Executive Director, Family and Community Services “Volunesia – a New Disease caused by Volunteering”.
Tuesday, Feb. 13: Morning – Doran Degenstein and Shirlee Crowshoe, “Indigenous Materials Protocol”. Afternoon – “ First Hand Disaster Experience and Recovery Through Conservation”, Irene Kerr and Gail Niinimaa, Museum of the Highwood, High River. Evening – Main Street Walking Tour, Farley Wuth, followed by Supper at the historic King Edward Hotel, and a presentation on the building’s restoration from owner Dave McQuaig.
Wednesday, Feb. 14: Morning – Allen Gibson, StarMedia Services “Museum Marketing Brainstorming: A Working Session”; “Bring Your Marketing Plans For An Honest Critique” and “Let’s explore ideas for collaborative marketing programs. Bring your ideas/ examples/ questions and prepare to network.” Afternoon – 1-3 p.m. Walking Tour, Farley Wuth, James Van Leeuwen, “Pincher Creek’s South Hill and the restoration of the Lebel Mansion”; 3:30-5:30 p.m. “Cleaning and Restoring Textiles,” Laural Francis, Fibre Arts Technician  Evening – Yvonne Sugimoto, Genealogy and Find A Grave
Thursday, Feb. 15: Morning – Gilles Danis, Home Homestead Antique Museum and Robbie Robertson, Firearms Instructor and Verifier, “Firearms and Museums”; Afternoon –TENATIVE-Programming Variety-Frank Slide Centre; Evening – Robbie Robertson, Cowboy/ Mountie Poet.
Friday, Feb. 16: Morning –  Tyler Trafford, world renowned author, “Family Secrets”- an oral history publishing project.

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