The Western Development Museum’s Virtual Coffee Club is once again making its return this fall. 

Four virtual presentations will be taking place via Zoom with one presentation each month, free of charge, from 10 to 11 a.m. 

“Our virtual coffee club is basically a 30-to-40-minute presentation by a speaker and then we’ve got 15 to 20 minutes afterwards for questions, comments and things like that. So, it’s free and it’s online. The point is to grab your cup of coffee and have a discussion and learn something new,” said programs and volunteer coordinator Alexis Jones. 

The first presentation takes place on Sept. 28 with Annie Battiste from the Office of the Treaty Commissioner.  

Battiste will be holding a personalized land acknowledgment workshop. 

“It’s basically learning the history of land acknowledgments, why they’re important, and then how to write your own if you’re hosting an event,” Jones explained. 

Changing Perspectives One Page at a Time by Karin Steuber from the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society will take place on Oct. 26. 

Steuber is the author of Points of View: A Guide on Saskatchewan Projectile Points with Indigenous Perspectives. Steuber’s book combines Indigenous knowledge and archaeology’s understanding of projective points, commonly known as arrowheads.  

The presentation will look at the knowledge involved in making stone tools and how the book came to be. 

Julie Jackson will give us a behind-the-scenes look at the Western Development Museum’s collections department on Nov. 23. This includes some of the museum’s current acquisitions and a peek into the collections storage space. 

Finally, exhibition director Diana Savage will give a behind-the-scenes look at the museum’s exhibits department on Dec. 21. This includes some recent projects at the Western Development Museum as well as a sneak peek into future exhibits. 

Pre-registration is required. You can register on the Western Development Museum’s website. 

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