MEETINGS AND EVENTS – Fall/Winter 2022-2023
Tentative Meetings for 2022-2023 – Fourth Tuesday of the month where applicable
Janaury – No Meeting
February – Membership Potluck (date to be determined)
Tuesday, April 25th – Annual General Meeting
June – CHS Picnic (date to be determined)
Heritage Lecture Series
Our CHS Museum – Hours for Fall 2022 will be every Saturday 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Reorganized and upgraded in 2021 with new display cases and many new old artifacts. How old? We have Indigenous projectile points from Headingley dated at 3,500-5,000 years old. (Just before the Pyramids started).
Come in to see our new look at “The Little Museum that Could”, as we embark on a search for more space.
Connect with others you haven’t seen for ages.
All presentations will take place at 5006 Roblin Blvd. starting at 7:00 PM
Additional parking can be found at the back of the building, just off Harstone Rd
All are welcome, refreshments will be served and a silver collection will be taken
Ideas for Families from the Charleswood Historical Society (CHS)
During this Covid-19 “say at home” period, families are seeking ideas and activities to pass the time. We wish to offer ideas for things to do at home or for family outings while maintaining safe social distancing. Listed below are the initial ideas, which we will add to over time.
1-“Talk to Your Grandparents!”
We wish to encourage “young people of all ages” to talk to your grandparents and great grandparents, if you are fortunate to have them. If they are no longer living, talk to your parents about them. Whether they lived in Charleswood or elsewhere, ask them to tell stories about “the olden days” and then listen very carefully. Write the stories down, draw pictures or record them with a video. You may even Facetime or Zoom.
If you wish to share your stories, e-mail the Charleswood Historical Society (CHS) at email@example.com and provide your contact information, and we will reward you with a free map of “Charleswood’s Historic Square Mile”. On the back of the map you will find notes on well-known Charleswood landmarks from long ago.
CHS will send you an electronic copy of the map and, once our Museum opens to the public after the quarantine, you can also pick up your free, full-sized map at the Charleswood Museum. (Saturday afternoon from 2-4 pm at 5006 Roblin Blvd.)
2-Can you write a “Charlie Story” about Charlie the buffalo.
At our Charleswood Museum, we have a buffalo named “Charlie”. Can you write a story about Charlie? Perhaps a story of him as a young calf? Did his ancestors cross the Assiniboine River at “The Passage” at Berkley St. North on the way to the prairie? If you like, send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a copy of our colourful illustrated map of “Charleswood’s Historic Square Mile!”
When our Museum re-opens after the pandemic restrictions are over, you are invited to visit (2-4 pm, 5006 Roblin Blvd.) to pick up a printed copy of the map.
3-Visiting Charleswood’s Many Parks
Charleswood has over 50 parks for family outings. What parks are close to where you live? Can you find out the stories behind their names? Listed here is a short list of our parks to start with, but there are many more. Don’t forget to check out “The Passage”, the historic buffalo crossing of the Assiniboine River.
Map of Charleswoods’ Historic Square MileBannatyne Grove
Bramble Drive Park
Daniel Flood Green
Dellwood Green Park
Eric Coy Centennial Recreation Centre
Marj Edey Park
Oscar Paulson Park
4-Charleswood’s Historic Square Mile Map
Young people are advised to pick up a full sized hard copy of our Historic Square Mile Map as each young person visiting our museum receives a free map. The map features The Passage which is the historic buffalo crossing of the Assiniboine River and many other historic sights within approximately 1 square mile.