KISBEY - Kisbey history fans donned their historic hats at the village's museum on Aug. 31 for the traditional hat day ending the 2023 season.
During the summer months, approximately 130 visitors had the opportunity to view the historic documents and more than 1,300 artifacts that museum committee members Deb Wallace, Joanne Johnston, Grant Hale, Andree Harkness, Nicole Maitland and Richard Krehbiel manage for the community.
Light refreshments and the opportunity to socialize made the museum a weekly meeting place in July and August. Pat Wyatt made Lynne St. John and Krista St. John happy by drawing their names in the cash draw.
Among the highlights this year were an informative visit by an Ontario expert in historic spinning wheels, and the discovery that famous Canadian artist Peter Ewart was born in Kisbey in 1918. Other visitors travelled from Alberta and Manitoba to research their family histories and genealogies.
Off-season visits are available by appointment through the Village of Kisbey office and the committee looks forward to resuming the regular schedule in July 2024.