Monday, 18 July 2016

Twitter Treasures No. 2

What I learned on Twitter this week. 
10-17th Jul.2016 | Issue 2

© Penny Allen
I know, pretty old school, kind of like newspaper cuttings that libraries used to do a long, long time ago. But I just can't get over the feeling that I miss really neat things on Twitter. So every week or so I will share with you, my favourite readers, particularly Canadian content, but will bend the rules if it has a British spin, or an interesting immigrant story. My interpretation of the tweet or retweet is added.

Discarded headstones linked to plan to lay Nanaimo graveyard flat
This Nanaimo newspaper article highlights a reader's concerns over gravestones laying flat and scattered. The discovery was that the stones were laying flat as a result of a local government program in the 1960s to change an ‘upright cemetery’ to a ‘flat cemetery’.

A CBC news article retweeted by Heritage Winnipeg : 'Plan to redevelop the 110 year old James Avenue (Winnipeg) Pumping Station has cleared its first hurdle at city hall.'
  The explanation is that the Pumping Station will be incorporated into a new office complex, and workers will be able to see the perserved vintage machinery.

Daly House Museum - named for Brandon Manitoba's first Mayor Thomas Mayne Daly II.

© Penny Allen
Ogniwo Polish Museum. Winnipeg, MB - their website doesn't appear to be updated, but certainly active on Twitter.

Fredericton Museum - new exhibition "A Ship Full of Troubles" / "Un bateau plein d'ennui" - interprets the role New Brunswick played in the confederation of Canada.

McMaster Rare Books, Hamilton, Ontario
A Testament of Youth : a program on BBC, about Vera Brittain, 1st WW pacifist. McMaster Rare Books have her archives

Century Past History RT : @LibraryArchives - Great Podcast of Peter Rindisbacher (artist) who lived in the Red River Colony from 1821 to 1826.

The Memory Project - stories of Military Service, lots of current content. Partnered with @historicacanada

This is a digital book, available via Memorial University of Newfoundland, Digital Archives Initiative. Ten Historic Towns and a Gift of Heritage: Historic Architecture of St. John's, Newfoundland, 2nd ed. 
The Historic Trust also produces the Trident journal - concerned with preserving heritage structures in Nfld.

Extremely Wonderful  tweeted an Ebay link to a book on the Yukon Klondike Gold Rush.
The streets were paved with gold : a pictorial history of the Klondike Gold Rush 1896-99 by Stan Cohen. 1st ed. published 1977

While researching the above, found this marvelous book of photos of First Nations people in the Yukon.  Their Own Yukon, by Julie Cruikshank (with Jim Robb). 1st ed. pub. 1975, a 2nd ed. soon to be published. A rare view into a northern community. 

Book Review:
Century Past History highlighted: Michael A. McDonnell, Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America (New York: Hill and Wang, 2015)

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