CK Cemetery on Google Maps

In November 2021, Lucille B. submitted the coordinates of the Cut Knife Cemetery to Google Maps and with that, the cemetery’s location became a “place” on Google. Recently, the museum received an email from Google telling us the CK Cemetery had reached 1,000 views!

Are there other places in the Cut Knife area that would be worthwhile ‘placing’ on Google Maps? Click this link to learn how to add a missing place.

Read more about the value of cemeteries here: Cemeteries & Family Histories.

~ Debbie M.


Youth Advisory Council 2022-2023


youth advisory council recruitment

“You’re dynamic, creative, aged 16 to 25 from across the country, and eager to contribute by providing fresh perspectives and innovative ideas to prove that old stuff from our collection is cool? We’ve got the perfect thing for you: join our 2022-2023 Youth Advisory Council (YAC)!

This year is special, as members will be paid to help us transform our services to the public. Through virtual meetings held on a monthly basis, YAC members will develop tangible recommendations on our communications, programming and services, co- develop 1-2 pilot projects with our staff, and maybe more!

No need to have a background in the history, library or archival fields to apply. We’re looking to create a council made up of young Canadians from diverse backgrounds and life experiences who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo.

Visit to learn more about the YAC, eligibility criteria and to apply. You’ve got until June 26, 2022 to do so.

Any questions? Contact”

To print the bilingual recruitment poster, click here.

Museum, Notes

Ovenstown Captured

A beautiful capture of Ovenstown in the spring of 2020, especially poignant since it was demolished that fall. Aleksi Anseth grew up in Cut Knife and continues to live in the area. Take a look at her Facebook page (link below) for more wonderful examples of her talent.

This building has served many uses throughout its life, functioning as a church, one-room school, and eventually, a museum. I’ve spent a couple of my summers working at the museum, and got pretty cozy with Ovenstown specifically, as it was the museum office when I worked (that honour now belongs to the Duvall House!), so I’ve spent many hours in and around the building. Even with those hours logged with it, I still find the front of the building really visually striking. It has a presence that commands attention. Speaking purely on exterior design, Ovenstown is probably my favourite building at the museum! Acrylic on 11X14″ Canvas board

Aleksi Ann | Facebook May 7, 2020
By Aleksi Anseth


Partnering with Community

We never received a “how-to-guide” for collaborating with community members here at the MAH, but over time, we have acquired some basic tools that have shaped our approach. We realize collaboration differs greatly for each individual and organization. We offer these tools in the spirit of sharing and look forward to learning about the techniques you use in your own community.

Stacey Marie Garcia and Emily Hope Dobkin, Museum 2.0

Guest Post: Radical Collaboration – Tools for Partnering with Community Members

~ Lucille B.