On Tuesday, June 19, the Grade 7 and 8 classes from the Coronach School toured the Coronach and District Museum as part of their Social Studies project about interdependence.
Berniece Foley, Helen Foley, Dorothy Johnstone and Ina Lee, volunteers and members of the Museum Board toured the groups of children through the various rooms of the museum.
Ina Lee, who had one group said the kids found the old sale bill from the Fife Lake grocery store especially interesting. Lee said this group was one of the most “interested” groups she had toured. “They looked at everything!” she said.
The students were listening to the explanations in the various rooms and then taking photos of certain items to use on posters for their Social Studies class. Class members Shae Beaulieu and Brenna Barrett explained that their project would show many items from the past and illustrate how people depended on each other to live.
Berniece Foley reported that a group of ladies including Ina Lee, Lola Gerde, Helen Foley, Helen Moyer, Dorothy Johnstone and herself had a work bee at the museum on Monday, June 16 to prepare for the summer season. “We cleaned and arranged and tried to get it spruced up for summer!” said Berniece.
According to Berniece, the museum has hired Samantha Elder to man the museum Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 1-5, beginning Tuesday, July 3. You can also give any board member a call to arrange a visit.
Berniece also reminds everyone that they have history books, “The Turning of the Sod”, on sale at the museum, as well as at the Town and R.M. offices.
“We appreciate all the help we have had and the cooperation and we look forward to seeing lots of people come see us in the summer. We welcome anyone in wanting to join us to keep our museum viable,” concluded Berniece.