Another new feature being added to the Stettler Independent is the “What is it?” throwback segment from the Settler Town and Country Museum.
The segment will be featured monthly as space is available and showcase some of what the museum has to offer.
“Old age is always fifteen years older than me.”
What is considered ‘old’ in a museum anyway?
When you have the fossilized remains of a 100-million-year-old ammonite, a 1930 Eaton’s Band Competition Trophy is practically new, and the 1991 Summer Games mascot costume is still a spring chicken (well, rabbit, actually). In a way, museums are tiny pockets of the past, loving brought back into the present, for the benefit of the future.
Peruse through a 1920s themed home, see the evolution of the laundry chore from washboard to washing machine, and stand beneath the wheels of a 1915 Case Steam Engine in our humble 10 acre museum!
If you fancy yourself an amateur curator or just want to test your knowledge or memory, watch out for our ongoing “What Is It?” segment. We’ll submit a photo or a description of an artefact in our care, and if you think you know what it is, please let us know. Leave a message on Facebook, call in your answer, or tell the greeter at our upcoming Haunted House (unless the trip scares the name right out of you).
First up: a recent donation, and originally acquired by a manager at the Stettler Hotel. It’s made of brass and 25cm tall. The logo advertises cigars (at the exorbitant price of 5¢).