Monday, October 15, 2012

New/Updated Websites, Blogs, and Newspaper Articles - 15 October 2012

I have come across the following websites, blogs, and newspaper articles this past week that were of interest to me, and I thought you might be interested in them, too –

Wanuskewin Heritage Park Wanuskewin Heritage Park is a national historic site on the Great Plains of North America. Before European settlement in the area, Crow, Blackfoot, Cree, Nakota, Dakota, Salteaux, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Shoshoni, Kiowa, Comanche and other First Nations people lived there.

Mennonite Historical Society of Saskatchewan (MHSS) There are many records onsite, for example, family histories, obituaries, church history, and death notices.

News Flash! Museum of Civilization to get new focus Daniel Leblans from The Globe and Mail reports that the Museum of Civilization will be re-named this week to either the Canadian Museum of History or the Museum of Canadian History.

Column: Mysteries in the family history Don Denton is looking into his family history, and has concluded “ Families are odd things and family history is often odder.”

Fairview celebrates Alberta Culture Days Fairview Fine Arts Centre in Alberta celebrated Alberta Culture Days with an open house Sept. 28 and 29. They observed Culture Days in order to celebrate “our artistic sector, heritage, cultural diversity and provincial pride.”