By Doreen Mitchell - Volunteer
Doreen Mitchell, volunteer at the museum for a number of years, is very happy today - she has completed inventorying an entire glass bottle collection!! This bottle collection contains a few hundreds of bottles, in all different shapes, sizes and colours. Over the past few months, Doreen has identified and recorded every single bottle, giving us a complete inventory: a very useful document that will allow us to work with the collection.
By Joëlle Sévigny - Program & Education Manager
This last Saturday afternoon, I made my way to Stewart Alsgard's home to receive a new donation on behalf of the museum (fyi: we currently have a moratorium on object collecting, but this does not include archival material). Doug Mobley, volunteer at the museum and a friend of Stewart's, was also invited to join for this chat back down memory lane.
Over the next hour, Stewart proceeded to share with us the various items that make up his father's, Al Alsgard collection, as well as the stories connected to them. This collection of archival material that Stewart has begun donating to the museum, will eventually become an archival fond. For those of you who might be new to museum lingo, an archival fond is a group of documents that have been naturally accumulated over time by an individual or organization. In this instance, it will become the Alsgard Family Fonds.