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|Didsbury Museum Photo Library
The volunteers who work in the Joyce Gerbrandt Archives Room organize and disseminate a broad range of original photographs into digital images. They compile as much data as possible to document these photos, and consequently, collect the rich history of the events, people, and activities in Didsbury and the surrounding area.
These images are works the Historical Society believes to be in the public domain, or those to which the Museum waives any copyright it might have. We are pleased to offer these photos to the general public for their personal use.
There are currently over 1,400 photographs in our inventory. Please note: the resolution of some of the original photos may be low, as some were not in the best condition, or were taken with cameras from many, many years ago.
Search our Photos Database for any special ones you hope we have.
We have many records for those who might be researching their family heritage. These include Echoes of an Era (1969), Jerry Janzen's The First 80 Years, our Veterans Banners collection, individual autobiographies, school yearbooks, and the Didsbury Heritage book (Tales of Yesterday - Stories of Today - For People of Tomorrow), a compilation of family memories published by the Society in 2020.
We invite you to add some history to your day and enjoy the videos our volunteers put together so you could "tour the museum from home" during our pandemic closures. Here are a couple. The rest you will find on our YouTube Channel.
|Joyce Gerbrandt Archives Room
In 2021, we paid tribute to one of our most dedicated volunteers, Joyce Gerbrandt, by naming the Archives Room after her. Joyce has led the Collections Management Team for almost 20 years. She is entrusted with the care of print and electronic records, develops policies and procedures for the Museum's collections, accessions artifacts and gifts - not to mention hours upon hours of research! Over the years, Joyce's husband, John, has dedicated himself to museum maintenance, building cabinets, handling repairs, some painting, and all with a smile on his face!
The Didsbury and District Historical Society collects and cares for artifacts and archival material which illustrate the founding settlement and development in the Didsbury and surrounding area from the late 1800s to present. These objects are catalogued by our Archivist and the Collections Management Committee.
We use a cloud-based software that documents collections of all types and sizes using various different catalogues. The program allows us to search our collections, which is especially appreciated for our visitors who are working on their family geneaology.
If you would be interested in helping catalogue our artifacts, please contact our Museum Manager by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to 403-335-9295.
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