Finding Local Folklore Workshop

Making Intangible Cultural Heritage Work for your Community

Mossbank School – 1st Ave West – Mossbank, Sk

Sunday November 15, 2015  — From 1:00 pm to  4:00 pm

There is no charge for this workshop

Mossbank Museum presents Life Stories and why we need to tell them. An interesting afternoon workshop to help value and save the stories of communities and families before they are lost forever.

Proposed audience: Community volunteers, committee/board members, anyone with an interest in culture, history, and/or community building. Anyone planning a family history, reunion, or wanting to expand the knowledge of their heritage.  Anyone that remembers the fun and interesting years gone by.

Workshop Description: What stories does your community have to tell? Who are the tradition bearers in your region? What is it about your community that makes it different from any other? What traditions, customs and folkways are under threat in your community? How can communities become more cohesive through exploration of the meaning of place?

Participants will be required to bring… something to make notes with, and their memory!

Brought to you by Mossbank & District Museum   1-306-354-2811

Kristin CatherwoodKristin Catherwood is a folklorist, storyteller and historian. Born and raised on a century family farm near Ceylon, Kristin holds a Master’s degree in Folklore from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is a long-time volunteer in her local community has a special interest in rural heritage.   Kristin currently writes the blog From the Gap, which highlights prairie folklore and chronicles her experiences living in rural Saskatchewan.