Looking Back – Denman History

/Looking Back – Denman History
Looking Back – Denman History2018-07-23T20:40:54+00:00

Project Description

Memories of Denman Islanders Circa the 1920s-1960s

The museum’s oral history documentary, featuring seniors recalling their memories of life on Denman in the 1920-1960 period, got a sold out premiere two months ago. Many who were unable to attend in April have requested a second showing, and so now it will be featured again on Saturday, June 30 at the Activity Centre, this time in the lounge, as we anticipate a smaller audience than the two hundred who attended last time. Ten pioneer Denman residents are interviewed in “Looking Back”. They share their memories of times good and not so good: going to school, being part of an evolving community, and making a living back in the days before electricity, a regular ferry system, and other conveniences that Islanders now take for granted. … For those who would like a permanent souvenir, we also have a few copies left of the video which will be on sale on June 30 at the modest price of $10, the proceeds of which will be used for further oral history work at the Museum. We ordered 100 copies of the video as a fund raiser, and are delighted that we have already sold 80 to
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“LOOKING BACK” RETURNS To the Activity Centre June 30

We are looking forward to “looking back” once again June 30th! Please join us at 2:30 pm in the Lounge of the Activity Centre to see “Looking Back: Memories of Denman Islanders, 1920-1960”. Admission by donation. And please note: the museum opens the next day on July 1st with a special exhibition on the Denman Island Peace movement over the years. Come out and view this piece of our history

By Claire King