On March 22nd, 2015 Moose Jaw Camera Club member and car buff Mike Stobbs organized a field trip to Bob Jones’ Farm.
Despite the last minute weather change, a group of warmly dressed members participated in this long anticipated outing.
For more information, details and images make sure to connect with those who attended at the general meetings. Thanks to Mike for organizing this popular outing!
Last Saturday, April 4th, 2015 the program committee for this quarter under leadership of Brenda Halstead, organized a visit to Moose Jaw’s Little Chicago, 108 Main Street in downtown Moose Jaw. This was not a camera centric outing, but a large number of members met to learn more about Moose Jaw’s early history.
Office manager Julie was kind enough to sacrifice her Saturday afternoon to open the boardroom to the Moose Jaw Camera Club members interested in archival photographic records. Member Wendy Simard is looking over the collection of historic post cards.
The chairs in the board room were soon filled with interested members.
Club member Jerry Stevens showed great interest in the large volumes of historic photographs and post cards.
Moose Jaw history was of interest to everyone. A number of members are not native to Moose Jaw and found this outing historically informative and enriching. Pat, Brenda, Kelly and Wendy in discussion over the numerous postcards spanning a century
Julie invited Rob and Colin into the printing room. They soon emerged with posters composed by former club member Dan Howse. It was a real treat to be part of this walk down memory lane. We learned not only about recent history but the sharing went back as far as Sitting Bull’s influence on this region.
Images of more recent historic events brought some excitement to the group. Rob Harden shared photos of “his” old city bus. We even unearthed an image of Rob unlocking the bus from several years ago. Jennifer Baker (left) follows the stories with interest. Colin Hergert was Rob’s “Vanna” to hold up the posters.
History is not always a time of pride and happy moments. We even unearthed a KKK poster from 1927…
Thank you, Brenda, for organizing this informative outing. Thank you also to Neil Montgomery for opening up his personal archives to the Moose Jaw Camera Club and to Julie, his office manager, who kindly shared her free time with us. It was great o have 13 members in Saturday’s outing.