TThis morning the artwork of local artist Carl Parker arrived. Today is the first day to come on down and check out these pieces of beautiful artwork. His art will be on display from the 2nd to 16th of December, with a meet and greet event with the artist himself on the 9th from 2-4:30PM.
The Morse Museum will be hosting an art exhibit featuring the artwork of local artist Carl Parker. The exhibit will run from the 2nd to the 16th of December 2023 with a meet and great with Mr. Parker on the 9th (2:00PM-4:30PM). The museum will be providing refreshments during the meet and greet and the public will have to opportunity to purchase some of Mr. Parker's art. The museum would like to invite the public to come and meet Mr. Parker and take in his wonderful art.
About the Artist: Carl Parker was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick and always had a passion for art. He began drawing at the young age of 8 and began painting at age 26 at the behest of his grandmother. His style of art combines elements of impressionism, abstraction, and expressionism. People from all over the world collect his artwork. Carl now lives in Morse, Saskatchewan with his wife and dog, Rudy.
The Morse Museum will be hosting an author event and supper on the 18th of November 2023, featuring the museum's own curator J. Charles Griffin. In addition to being a historian, Charles is a professional genealogist who specializes in Saskatchewan homestead records and Canadian military records. In 2022, he became a published author when he released his first book "8th Recce (14th Canadian Hussars)". Currently, he is working on two new projects and will be reading an excerpt from his next book at the event. After the meet and greet signing event, the museum will be hosting a community supper from 5-7PM. Limited tickets will be sold and they are $15.00 each.
This months temporary exhibit is The RCMP & Morse. The town of Morse has a long history with the federal police force with the Morse Detachment having been established in 1928. While their detachment headquarters has changed location several times, Morse still is home to a RCMP Detachment. This year the RCMP celebrated their 150th Anniversary as a police force. The temporary display features mostly ephemera documents all relating to the RCMP and its long history. Some of the items on display include uniforms, several pictures of the Musical Ride, and a 125th Anniversary poster. Come on down to the museum and learn a bit about the RCMP and their Morse connections.
The Morse Museum and Cultural Centre would like to invite the community to come to the annual fall supper on Sunday October 1st 2023 at the community hall. We look forward to seeing everyone there.
5 & Under- Free
The Morse Museum Board and Staff
This months temporary exhibit is about the Canadian Pacific Railway and its Morse connections. The C.P.R was instrumental to the founding of the town of Morse. The rail line was first laid through the area that is now Morse in 1882/83 and in 1896 the only structures in Morse were the train station, a windmill, water tower, and the section house. The section foreman at that time was W.G.O Paul.
The temporary exhibit for the month of July 2023 is "Summer Sports" featuring items from the museum collection that relate to local sports. Some of the items on exhibit include a late 20's, early 30's baseball uniform (belonged to Harvey Johnson- a local resident), early ball glove, early set of golf clubs, and an early pair of boxing gloves. In addition featured are sports awards from when the museum was a functioning school and some early sports photos (1924 Log Valley Football team, and late 40's and 50's ball teams).
Thank you to all our 2023 Members and Donors, without your valued support, the Morse Museum and Cultural Centre would not be able to do what we do.
2023 Museum Members and Donors
This exhibit features items from both the collection of the Morse Museum and that of the personal collection of Coordinator J. Charles Griffin. Some of the items include both Allied and Axis helmets and kit, maps, pictures, a news article about the Normandy Landings from the Herbert Herald, and a slideshow of images from the historic day. The Morse Museum and Cultural Centre would like to invite the public to come and tour the D-Day Exhibit and learn about Canada’s role in the pivotal Second World War battle, as well as our local and provincial connections. The D-Day Exhibit will be on display for the month June and is located in the People of Morse Room.
J. Charles Griffin is a professional Genealogist and a local area Military Historian who specializes in Saskatchewan homestead records and Canadian military records. Born and raised in the Swift Current/ Stewart Valley area, he currently resides at Beaver Flat, Saskatchewan. In addition to being a Genealogist and Military Historian, J. Charles Griffin is a published author and avid writer, mainly on the topics of military history and homesteading/ farming and ranching history of the local area. He has a passion for history and is constantly learning new things. He also is a very active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, sitting on the Branch Executive in the Public Relations role for Branch 56 in Swift Current. He looks forward to meeting all those who come to visit the Morse Museum and Cultural Centre.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Canada & the Cold War to the Present - November-December
Carl Parker Art Show
2-16 December, 2023
Meet & Greet with the Artist- Carl Parker
9 December, 2023
Admission is Free Donations are welcome!
Morse Museum was originally a school house built in 1912. It started out as a four room building, but later, in 1928 two more rooms were added.
After the new school was built on and the old building was no longer needed, a group of locals got together and a board was made. This former school building was designated Municipal Heritage Property in 1981. Thus began what is now known as the Morse Museum and Cultural Centre.