July News from the SAS

The Archaeology Centre (1-1730 Quebec Avenue) is currently closed. Staff can be reached via email or by phoning the office (306-664-4124). If you are leaving a phone message, please allow at least 48 hours for staff to reply.

Chapter News

Prince Albert Historical Society: The Historical Museum and Diefenbaker House will be open regular hours for the July 1st holiday. The Historical Museum will have extended hours (9 am to 8 pm) on Thursday July 8th and Thursday July 22nd . Downtown walking tours will be offered again this year! They will run Sundays and Thursdays at 11 am and 2 pm and leave from the Historical Museum, tours are approximately 1.5 hours. Pre-booking is encouraged by calling the Historical Museum(306-764-2992). Participation will be limited to 5 people or 1 family bubble. On July 10th the Historical Museum will host another afternoon free family programming event. . This is sponsored by the City of PA Community Grant Program and will provide free tours and programming aimed at newcomer and lower-income families. The program will run from 1-4. The PAHS is gearing up for two days of Live History performances on August 26th and 27th – these interactive, immersive theatre productions are sure to be a hit. Tickets are $25 each and will go on sale to the public July 15th, but PAHS members will have an opportunity to pre-purchase tickets. More information on Live History can be found here: https://www.livehistoryshows.com/

Point Us in the Right Direction Book Campaign

We’re raising funds to publish “Saskatchewan Projectile Points: An Indigenous Perspective and Guidebook” (working title). Donors giving $100 or more will receive a free copy of the book; all donors will be acknowledged inside the book. 
 
Visit our profile on Canada Helps to donate. Our campaign will remain active until September 30. You may also call the office or mail in a donation at any time. 
 
This comprehensive guidebook will describe:
• projectile point styles recovered, dates, attribute list, geographical range, with actual size colour photos;
• Indigenous perspectives on artistry of points; extensive knowledge system of stone material properties and animals hunted; connection to land; and
• current legislation and regulations governing archaeological heritage, and importance of responsible and respectful stewardship.