Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Naked Man and a Bunch of Hookers: Two ICH Events

It is not nearly so shocking as it sounds, I swear! We've got two exciting (and PG-rated) intangible cultural heritage events coming up this March, in Clarenville and Shoal Brook.

The Naked Man and Other Place Names
Clarenville Heritage Society AGM and Lecture
Wed, 4 March, 7pm
Room 109 (Lecture Theatre) College of the North Atlantic, Clarenville

At this year’s event, we will present our proposed historic map project! Why not come out, help us identify unique place names, and enjoy an entertaining evening with storyteller, Dale Jarvis. Come and find out what Intangible Cultural Heritage is all about and discover why place names are so important. For example, you probably know where Manitoba Drive is located, but have you ever wondered why it's called Manitoba Drive? How about Mills Siding - what exactly is a 'siding' anyway? Do you know where Red Beach is? Stanley Park? How about Sally Hunt's Hole, the Naked Man or Iron Latch Gate Road? Names often bear significance to past events and/or stories within a community. The Clarenville Heritage Society is currently working to identify some of these older place names with the intention of developing a historic map. In the process, we are hoping to learn some of the unique stories that helped shape our community. So… what's in a name? Clues to the past! If you know of a unique place name that's in danger of being lost or that has an interesting story attached to it, we’d love to hear from you! . Refreshments will be served.

Tea... with Hookers!
Wed, 11 March, 2pm
Red Mantle Lodge, Shoal Brook
The Tablelands Rug Hookers and the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador invite you to Tea... with Hookers! The Red Mantle Lodge Shoal Brook, Gros Morne, Newfoundland Wed, March 11th, at 2 p.m. Provincial folklorist Dale Jarvis will be joined by Molly White, Rose Dewhirst, and Florence Crocker, to discuss the history, tradition and art of rug hooking and mat making. Come hear their stories, and explore this colourful part of the province's past and present. Everyone is welcome

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