Saturday, July 16, 2011

Playing in the Mud a.k.a. Tufa Course

Some crafts are more fun than others. I really enjoyed mixing the cement, peat moss, sand and water and then smushing (is that a word?) into my chosen form.
The only downer is that one has to wait to see the final results. I figure if it will hold dirt and some succulent plants, I don't really care what it looks like.

This was our first craft course that we offered at the museum. Although there were not all that many there, I think it was a success. I enjoyed the diverse age groups that were involved.
Having it on a Saturday and the Saturday that the North Battleford Craft Show may have kept some people away.
Marcy Holden did a great job of teaching the course. She had everything set up and well researched.

What other courses would appeal to people? Let us know and we'll try and find someone to teach it.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Tufa Craft Day

Come to the museum and learn how to make a Tufa Plant Container.

Saturday, July 16th from 1pm to 4 pm.
Please register at the museum (398-2345) or in person before July 14th so we know numbers and how many supplies to have on hand. Cost $10/person.
You will need to bring an ice cream pail, rubber gloves, a small shovel (trowel), a mixing basin or bin.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Gordon Tootoosis (1941-2011)

Our condolences to the family of Gordon Tootoosis. Gordon was well known internationally as a talented actor but local people knew him also as an advocate for his culture and a dedicated husband, father and grandfather.

Gordon was a son of John Tootoosis and also a descendant of Yellow Mud Blanket, brother of Poundmaker.

Rest in peace.