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Hello everyone, and happy first day back at work after the long weekend!

It’s Alyson again – your friendly Research Curator, and I am THRILLED to be sharing some exciting news with you today.

Remember back in May when I introduced my research focus on the incredible (yet puzzling) set of regalia that Wilfred Jacobs made and donated to the Museum? Well, I must admit that I did not solve the mystery, but I did learn a lot – including the discovery of some possible explanations as to why he made something that does not fit within Ktunaxa textile traditions – and we have created a few interpretive panels based on this research. The exhibit will not be completed until late Fall, but I cannot wait to see how it all turns out.

Wilf Jacobs stands in front of a tipi made by his Ktunaxa Tipi Company, 1993.

Most importantly, I want to express my deepest gratitude to the members of the Lower Kootenay Band who shared their insights with me, and made this research project possible. The Creston Museum hopes to continue working collaboratively with Creston’s diverse cultural communities as much as possible – it truly is the most fulfilling research to undertake.

But as the seasons shift, so too does my research. Between now and Christmas, I will be looking at sustainable agriculture and how attitudes and approaches to it have evolved over Creston’s history. I am particularly interested in the ways in which sustainability governs the everyday lives of today’s Crestonites. If you, kind reader, have any feedback or opinions on food security and sustainability, please fill out our Survey Monkey and/or email me at museumcurator@telus.net.

All the best for your week ahead,

Alyson