"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

The Best is Yet To Come

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Light at the end of the tunnel":

How much curating can a person do in one room?

Or am I missing something?

For this to be done properly you need an entire building, which is what there used to be before the hijacking.

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 23 December 2014 at 15:44


The inventory has been done. The collection needs lots of work. Sorting and repairs. Yes we need the  building that was designed  and built for the purpose. 

How much of an audience can a Sylvia Tyson concert accommodate in a single classroom. 

How ridiculous is that? 

Or is it intended for an exclusive gathering?

Historical themes will be chosen and displays will be changed .

There will always be something fresh to visit.

People have artifacts waiting to be donated. The connection between the community and  town heritage will be restored.

Maybe we will teach children the nation's history in the museum. Make the Charter of Rights and Freedoms come to life.

The town and the community  is changing. History is ongoing and  needs to be recorded. Culture needs to be established.

Groundwork  is needed for the story to unfold.

Volunteers need opportunity and many skills for best results.

A museum is a labour of love; love for the past ,present and future .Love of community and what makes it real.

You can't buy it. You have to live it .. value it....experience  it....and create the record .....piece by piece.

How much time there is before Aurora vanishes into amalgamation is not known.

Logic would dictate if we keep going as we have in the last decade,it may be sooner rather than later.

What we do in Church Street School matters. It should not cost more than is currently being spent.


Anonymous said...

Bradford has no museum despite all the history of the development of the marsh - but they do have strippers now.
Aurora is supposed to be a great place to live.
We could try to keep it that way.

Anonymous said...

Great place to live. Not so great to work.

Anonymous said...

19:06 There has been strippers for decades.