Wetaskiwin's archives are now being managed by the Wetaskiwin District Heritage Museum Centre (read the press release).
As outlined in the agreement between the Heritage Museum Centre and the City of Wetaskiwin, the archives are expected to re-open to the public by April 30, 2023.
Other requirements outlined in the agreement state the museum must complete a full inventory of records and organize the vault, handle any accessioning of new materials, conduct outreach events and promote the archives via traditional and social media. The museum is also responsible for regular cleaning and maintenance of the archives.
Ensuring Wetaskiwin's Legacy Lives On
Photographs, family histories, newspapers, records of organizations and businesses, school attendance registers, early tax ledgers, newspapers, and the Comrades in Arms video series are only a few of the items found in the archives.
The archives holds many collections, such as that of photographer Carl Walin, whose widely respected and award winning local photographs range in date from 1919 to 1956; the Stan Reynolds collection containing pre-1900 original negatives; and the Daisy Lucas collection of our pioneers, businesses they dealt with, and the organizations which they belonged to.
To find out more about the archives please contact the Wetaskiwin District Heritage Museum Centre at 780.352.0227 or email@example.com.