December News from the SAS

The Archaeology Centre (1-1730 Quebec Avenue) is open Monday to Thursday by appointment only. If you would like to stop by, please email or call ahead (306-664-4124) to set up an appointment with a staff member. Visitors will be required to wear masks in the office. Disposable masks are available in the office. All staff are also available via email Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.

The SAS office will be closed for the Christmas season, beginning Monday December 21 to Friday January 1 inclusive. We will be open with regular hours beginning Monday January 4 at 9 am.

Chapter News

Prince Albert Historical Society: Between December 1st and 18th, we will be open on weekday afternoons from 1-4 pm. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday there will be a storyteller for socially distant Christmas stories in our decorated Sergeant Room. Groups must book their visit in advance by calling the museum or emailing Joanna. Masks are required. There are also program offerings for those who are not able to make it to the museum.

Wreath-making kits: after December 1st people can pick up a wreath-making kit at the museum. If they share the image of their completed wreath with us on social media (using the hashtag #PAHSHolidayWreath) or email me a picture they will be entered into a draw to win a free family pass to the museum.

My memorable Christmas: children and adults can submit their stories about a memorable Christmas/holiday either in person or by email and these will be bound into a book to be kept in the archives. All submissions will be entered into a draw for a small prize.

Historic Holiday Baking: we will be sharing two cooking videos and recipes for Christmas cookies from a 1942 cookbook that’s part of the collection. These will be on both our social media and website for people to watch and try baking themselves!

Regina Archaeological Society: The RAS will be meeting on December 16th at 7:30 pm for a presentation from Roslynn Dagenais (University of Regina) presenting “The Social Life of the Stanley Collection”. Museum collections are often described as “dead:” removed from their original contexts, portrayed as one-dimensional, and entombed in their display cases. In essence, an object’s life ends when it enters a museum. This presentation discusses the life of the Stanley Collection, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum’s (RSM) first ethnographic collection. Using data from a project aimed at exploring the biographies of objects within the Stanley Collection, this presentation will bring the collection to life by discussing from where they originate, the processes involved in creating these items, the exchanges between First Nations peoples and the Stanley’s, and how they ended up at the RSM. If you would like to join in on the presentation, please contact Alice so that we know how many plan to attend and so we can forward you the Zoom link.

Saskatoon Archaeological Society: The Saskatoon Chapter presents Gary Wowchuk speaking on “The Fellowship of the Trowel”. Join this online Zoom presentation on December 17th at 7:00 pm. Zoom details are available by emailing the Saskatoon Chapter or on their Facebook group page.

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