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‘Glory Days’ now available to the public

posted Dec 4, 2017, 9:44 AM by Kathy Carr   [ updated Dec 4, 2017, 9:44 AM ]
It was in the spring of this year, Canada’s 150th birthday year, that the local Carberry and Area Community Foundation offered special grants for projects related to marking that milestone. The Carberry Plains Museum Board voted to apply for a grant to be used for a project. 
The museum has an archive of photos stored upstairs. What to do with them? Many of the photos were taken by John Crich, who was an amateur photographer in the area from the 1920’s until the 1960’s. 
We have within our community Brian & Bev Mitchell aka ‘Hot Shot Media’ whose specialty is dealing with old photos. Brian worked his magic with the photos, and produced a 40+ minute show, which we called, “Glory Days.”
We unveiled that show at our annual strawberry social, held at the start of the Heritage Days celebration in August. The slideshow had many people enth­ralled, and many comments were heard that they would like to see the show again.
The disc is divided into sections such as: schools, districts, war­time, Car­berry Fair and feature lots of photos that maybe have not been seen before. They have been set to music as well.
Now, with Christmas less than a month away, the Museum Board has again enlisted Brian Mitchell to produce some DVDs and some memory sticks featuring the whole slide show.
The sticks or the DVDs are only $20, and the profits will go to help with the ongoing expenses of running the museum.
So, if you have that member of your family that is interested in local history, and you are stum­ped for a Christmas gift - the DVDs are available by contacting Marion Whitmore (204-834-3728) or at the News-Express office during their open hours. Currently the memory sticks are sold out, but they will also be available once we have them again. They will also be available at the museum when it is open in the summer.
Thank you for supporting your local museum! And a big “Thank you” to the Carberry and Area Community Foundation for their funding for this project!

by Gloria Mott