You’re very welcome to the 2016 season at Prairie Wind & Silver Sage! The Little Brick Schoolhouse is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day beginning Friday May 13. As always, we offer our developing ecomuseum exhibition, two new art shows, great Grasslands and prairie-themed gifts and books, and some of the best lattes and treats in the southwest.
And as always, making and baking those wonderful drinks and eats, and helping you with all your questions, are our cheerful and enthusiastic staff, pictured above. On the left, Ally Vonk is our 2016 summer student museum assistant. She comes to us with a background in history and volunteering and is looking forward to meeting all our supportive and interesting customers. On the right and returning for her second season is senior summer staff member Madonna Hamel, with her well-known gifts for community connections and the best in books. Please drop by and say hello.
New to the ecomuseum are large scale photos of the amazing Grasslands sky by astrophotographer Alan Dyer. Their colour and depth shine on the scene below.
This year in the Cloakroom Gallery you’ll see Sky Alive by local photographer Sherri Grant, photos printed on canvas and metal that reflect her fascination for the sky and the glorious beauty it reveals. In the Museum Gallery you’ll find My Mother’s Apron by Madonna Hamel, an exhibition of artifacts and artwork exploring the lives and stories of women of Val Marie and southwest Saskatchewan.
And in the gift and bookshop, always something new. We look forward to seeing you!