Centennial Questions

We have been having inquiries about the Cut Knife Centennial and what is planned for the days of June 30th and July 1st.

The museum is working on a walking tour of the business area of town that tells of the businesses that occupied the lots for the past 100 years. You will be able to do that on your own as signage is posted for you to read as much or as little as you like.

There is a new photography display in the Museum’s Carruthers Church with lots of old photos of Cut Knife over the past 100 years as well as a group of present day photos taken by Courtney Waldner of CKHS. Intermixed will be some of our heritage quilts that we have in our collections. Bring your stories of memories of Cut Knife as we want you to share!!

In the Exhibits building we will be having slideshow of the Faces of Cut Knife at the top of the hour (i.e. 9:00 am, 10:00 am, etc), every hour that the museum is open. Our archives has many photos of the residents of Cut Knife and area from over the years. Come and see faces of those who have been in the area.

The museum buildings will be open both days from 9 am to 5 pm for you to browse through and recall or learn the stories of our Cut Knife heritage.

There will be a Silent Auction at the museum with 5 copies of the first edition of Where the Cut Knife Waters Flow. This book is out of print and very hard to find. Help us to raise money for the museum and archives by bidding on them. If you have any item that you would like to donate to the museum to add to the silent auction, please phone 306-398-2345 and we will get back to you asap.

We will have a table at the Culture Fair on Saturday with some information on our Archives and some of our recent publications for sale. Hope to see you  there.

For more up to date general information, check out the Facebook Page that the Centennial Committee has set up from time to time.

~ Lucille B.

Archives, Events

Puzzle Pieces Fitting Together

Lorie & Jeanne, with the sometimes help of Louise, have been turning pages of old editions of the local newspaper. Turning, turning, turning. Searching in almost 100 years of newspapers for clues as to what business was open when and where in Cut Knife.

Sometimes it is necessary to take our questions to coffee row to have information validated by the ‘local experts’. Sometimes we have had to bring in one of these knowledgeable people to help fill in missing pieces of information. It is almost time to refine the signage and get it ready to put in place for the Centennial Celebration on June 30th.

Inevitably there will have been some information that was missed and there may have been some mistakes that are beyond our control. Yet the information gleaned will be there for others to access well beyond the Celebration this year.

Well done, ladies.

~ Lucille B.


Centennial Countdown

The countdown has begun to the Cut Knife Centennial Celebration. June 30th and July 1st. Mark your calendars. Get involved. 

The museum is researching the retail history of the main street and will have signage up for the Celebration along the street. 

There will be a two day open house at the museum where there will be a quilt show (old and new) and a photography artwork exhibit of Cut Knife. 

Want a copy of the first Cut Knife History book (out of print and very hard to find)? A silent auction for several copies will be held to raise money. 

Come also for the ongoing picture show of photos from our Archives. This will run all day, every day so you can drop in when it is convenient for you to watch. There is nothing like a photo to bring back memories!

~ Lucille B.