Stay tuned for an inspiring series of Back Room talks this fall.
The Neilson Store Museum & Cultural Centre presents a Back Room Talk
Friday June 16 2017 at 7:00 pm
Matthew Maas – The History of Amherst Island, its Stone Walls and the Drumgoole Family
All welcome. Free event. A donation to the Museum is encouraged.
Light refreshments following the talk
THE GALAPAGOS AND MACHU PICCHU: EQUALLY SPECTACULAR
with photos and drawings by Margaret Maloney & Peter Large on Friday, March 24th at 7 pm Come join us for an evening of photos and adventure stories with travellers Margaret & Peter. (Peter’s Limited Edition Prints may be purchased, with all proceeds to go to the Museum) Light refreshments following the talk.
Back Room Talk
Gloria M. Hunter-Alcock author of
Nurse at The Top Of The World
Friday, February 17th at 7 PM
Gloria M. Hunter-Alcock was schooled in Winnipeg and Thunder Bay. Following a variety of careers across Canada, she travelled to England and Scotland in 1961 to gain the training in nursing and midwifery that would allow her to look after the Eskimo people. In 1965, she returned to Canada, spending two years at the Nursing Station in Tuktoyaktuk, NWT and opening the first Nursing Station in Resolute Bay in 1969. Over the next twenty-two years, Gloria served as Director of Public Health Nurses for Northwestern Health Unit. Gloria will share with us some of her adventures living in the Far North and handling medical emergencies.
Light refreshments following the talk.
The Board of Directors of the
Neilson Store Museum & Cultural Centre
encourages you to get involved as a volunteer.
We are grateful for assistance with our talks, special exhibits and fund-raising events.
You can also become a Museum member and/or donor
(with a donation of $200 you will be recognized on our Donors’ Board at the Museum).
Just get in touch with our President, John Schutzbach at 613-389-3525
Donations to your island Museum always welcome! (donations are tax-deductible)
Shyanne Shurtliffe has graciously agreed to speak on January 27 at 7:00 pm.