Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Beiseker Station Museum's Digitizing Project

The Beiseker Museum Society is busy making plans to have the records of the Village of Beiseker digitized.  This includes all the minutes of all Village council meetings, all the way back to our incorporation as a village back in 1921!  These records have been microfilmed already and the originals are now being stored in a special secure storage area operated by the Glenbow Museum in Calgary.  To make these records easily available to everyone, they will now be digitized so they can be viewed on your home computer! 

The Beiseker Station Museum Society received Alberta Lottery Fund money to pay for the project.  The Village has also contributed to the project.

Many communities in Alberta have lost their important documents due to fire, flooding or rodent damage!  To the best of my knowledge, Beiseker is the first community of our size to take an active role in preserving these archival treasures.  Special thanks to Museum volunteer Jeanette Richter for spearheading this project. 

If you would like to become a member of the Beiseker Station Museum Society, meetings are held in the museum (in the CPR Station with the Village Office) on the first Monday of each month at 2:00 p.m.  You are most welcome to join us then.

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