CARLYLE - On June 16th, the Rusty Relics Museum held their annual barbecue with well over 100 people in attendance. Due to the pandemic, this was their first luncheon since 2019. Lauren Hume is the Executive Director of the museum and was eager to bring everyone up to date on developments.
“While the two years of the pandemic slowed us down, the slowdown was good for us in one way. Our staff was able to scan and barcode nearly every item that we have on file and when possible,have also provided some background history on many of our artifacts. In the main building, we have recently installed new windows, added LED lighting to make the building brighter and repainted the office area. At the present time we are completing an outside walking tour around the entire property.”
Over the years the Rusty Relics Museum has benefited greatly from various grants and organizations. In the past, funds have been received from the Bear Claw Casino, SaskCulture, the Carlyle District Lions Club, and the Town of Carlyle/RM of Moose Mountain capital grant program. Another successful pie-selling fundraiser has just ended.
Presently the Rusty Relics Museum has eight active board members. Bonnie Freitag is the secretary, Ron Paul the Chairman, and Dale Brady the Vice-Chairman. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Admission is free but donations are accepted and greatly appreciated. Everyone is more than welcome.