What is ICH?

What is ICH?  This is the acronym for Intangible Cultural Heritage. “Intangible Cultural Heritage encompasses the underlying fabric of our lives –stories, skills, traditions, ways of doing things, ways of speaking, and ways of interacting with each other and the environment.  It does not always leave a material record behind, but rather is passed from person to person and from … Read More

ChrisWhat is ICH?

“It’s a wrap!”

In the jargon of films, it’s a wrap.  In our terms, the museum sign and shack tent are literally all wrapped up for winter.  The museum has also wrapped up its season and closed on Labour Day.  Thank you to everyone who: visited the museum, shared a Waskesiu memory with us, played Bingo, attended Heritage Day, cheered at our entry … Read More

Chris“It’s a wrap!”

Tarping up for winter

Unlike in days gone by, we no longer take down the shack tent each year to store the pieces until the following spring. The Museum had a specially tailored  exterior tarp made to  protect this important exhibit from the elements over the winter.  Each fall a crew covers the shack tent; each spring a crew uncovers it.

ChrisTarping up for winter

And the winner is……

The annual kayak raffle draw was made on Wednesday, August 31 at 3:30 p.m. on the Museum grounds.  Tickets were selling like hot cakes right up until the final moments.  A crowd of interested people collected, each one hoping that theirs would be the lucky ticket drawn.  A volunteer who didn’t have a ticket in the draw came forward to … Read More

ChrisAnd the winner is……

You’re not too late!

You may be the lucky one to paddle away in a beautiful new kayak. Kayak tickets can still be purchased at the shack tent.  Draw date August 31, 2017.  All proceeds help the work of the Museum.

ChrisYou’re not too late!

Under the B…..Bingo!

The last Community Bingo is on Wednesday, August 24.  Come early to ensure a spot!  Boreal Bingo at 7:15, family bingo at 7:30. Dabbers, drinks, and treats available at onsite at Terrace Gardens.

ChrisUnder the B…..Bingo!

Come for Pokemon Go

The Waskesiu Heritage Museum is a Pokemon Go stop.  Please drop in and say Hi when you come to play.

ChrisCome for Pokemon Go

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

The Recreation Hall on Wednesday night was the location for visiting and delicious food as the Museum hosted our dedicated, hard working volunteers. President Betty Falk planned a wonderful meal and Board Members prepared food and welcomed and served guests.  Thanks to our marvelous volunteers, the Museum is able to pursue its mission of preserving and presenting the history of … Read More

ChrisVolunteer Appreciation Dinner

Heritage Day Happenings

  Over a dozen fun and instructive activities drew people to the Museum grounds to participate in Heritage Day fun.  In these photos visitors learn compass skills,  construct a model shack tent, sight and report forest fires in the fire tower cupola, and help with the laundry. The sunny, warm weather dried the clothes quickly! Congratulations to organizer Jillian Manchester … Read More

ChrisHeritage Day Happenings

Where can you fish without a license at Waskesiu?

At the Museum’s Heritage Day Fish Pond, of course! Join us from 10:30 to 12:30 on Saturday, August 13 for our annual Heritage Day fun. Meet “Carla”, an all original ’52 Chevy and a Huskymobile Snow Machine from the same year. Hop along in the sack races. Learn how the cupola helped stop forest fires. Sip cool lemonade from the … Read More

ChrisWhere can you fish without a license at Waskesiu?