Halloween History from the MHC

In order to celebrate Halloween, our friends at the Mennonite Heritage Centre have provided an interesting history behind the date as well as a couple photos of items held in their collection. Below are some of the items held by the MHC, as well as a link to the Halloween History.

A replica of the tongue screw used to torture Anabaptist Maeyken Wens in 1573 is on display at the Mennonite Heritage Centre in Winnipeg.

A replica of the tongue screw used to torture Anabaptist Maeyken Wens in 1573 is on display at the Mennonite Heritage Centre in Winnipeg.

After Maeyken Wens burned to death in 1573, her son searched through the ashes for the tongue screw that had been used to torture her He kept the screw to remind himself of his mother and her undying faith. This image is from Martyr’s Mirror.

After Maeyken Wens burned to death in 1573, her son searched through the ashes for the tongue screw that had been used to torture her He kept the screw to remind himself of his mother and her undying faith. This image is from Martyr’s Mirror.

Interested in more Halloween History? Click and learn more!

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ACA Mentorship Program

Students! You have an excellent opportunity to be paired with an experienced archivist through the ACA Mentorship program.

The ACA Mentorship Program is an excellent opportunity to ask questions of and learn more about the professional world of Archives. You do have to be a member to participate and student e-membership is 58$ for a 3 year membership (December 31, 2018).

You are invited to explore this opportunity and perhaps fill out an application here.

Also, if you are not yet a member of the ACA we encourage you to do so in the new year as it offers some great opportunities and services to archivists in Canada. http://archivists.ca/content/membership

Wallot-Sylvestre Seminar

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) would like to invite our local colleagues and peers to attend a live-streamed presentation of the upcoming LAC Wallot-Sylvestre Seminar featuring Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer Professor and University Librarian Emeritus, Harvard University. Please see details at: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/about-us/events/Pages/wallot-sylvestre-robert-darnton.aspx. The presentation will take place Wednesday, October 7th from 1:00 to 3:00pm CST.

The seminar will take place in Ottawa but will be broadcast live via videoconference to LAC’s Winnipeg regional office at the address below. Participants will have the opportunity to watch and take part in the subsequent question and answer session.

Central Canada Regional Service Centre

Library and Archives Canada

1700 Inkster Blvd.

Winnipeg, MB R2X 2T1

To RSVP, please contact David Cuthbert at the Central Canada Regional Service Centre (204-984-1469 or david.cuthbert@bac-lac.gc.ca). Space is limited so please contact us as soon as possible.