"Tales of pioneer hardship and deprivation have been told many times. Yet still we remember in wonder, that people accomplished so much with so little; that men and women with simple tools, their bare hands, and their own inventiveness cleared the land, drained the swamps, made their own clothing and provided their own food. Through all these difficulties God was with them and they wanted their children educated intellectually and spritually." from Norfolk Street United Church history

Friday, September 23, 2011

Canada's History-Magazine

Spuds - After a while, after you savour the oilcloth-covered table and the clay pipe and the nest of boots and the wooden, wired slops bucket, your eyes go to the hand on the far right. A woman's hand, perhaps? If so, why is the man peeling the potatoes?

Looking for a bit of Canadian history?

The magazine "Canada's History" is a good place to start, and they have recently launched a new version of their website.

First-time visitors will note that the website features sections that include "Trading Post", "Online Extension", and "Album".

The "Trading Post" area features pieces on the Hudson's Bay Company culled from its own
in-house magazine, "The Beaver". Here visitors will learn about Inuit art, Cree moccasins, and Fort Garry tea.

In the "Online Extension" area, visitors can view rich multimedia features on marine archaeology in Nunavut and the prominent artist Aba Bayefsky.

Finally, the "Album" area features photos submitted by readers from their own personal collections, complete with annotations and explanations of their importance. [KMG]

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