Heritage Regina Kicks off 2018 Winter Lecture Series

Take a step back in time on January 18 and enjoy the first instalment of the 2018 Winter Lecture Series presented by Heritage Regina supported by the Civic Museum of Regina. A century ago, with our flourishing farms and urban centers, there was a high demand for new homes. Designers and skilled trades people were in short supply. Eaton’s, Sears and Aladdin Homes shipped thousands of homes to the Prairies by rail and they were assembled by local labour. Similar to the way we order on-line today, these kit homes could be ordered to exact specifications. Millwork, plumbing fixtures and even furniture could be included with your shipment. John Robinson will present the story of these early homes, with original advertising posters, catalogues and artifacts.

The Winter Lecture series will kick off at the Artesian on January 18, 2018 at 7:00pm.

‘We are lucky to have such a passionate and involved board member like John Robinson who can present on such interesting topics’ says Jackie Schmidt, Heritage Regina Chair. ‘ We are always striving to find important and interesting stories to tell about our community that people find relatable, and that they can take a piece of this
story into their vocabulary to share about their community’.

John Robinson has been in the architectural design and drafting profession since 1977, after obtaining a diploma in Architectural Engineering Technology. John’s design projects have been featured on HGTV as well as several local TV documentaries.

The exciting 2018 Winter Lecture Series scheduled dates are below:

Tuesday, February 6 – 7:00 pm
College Avenue Campus Restoration, Don Luxton
The Artesian, 2627-13th Ave
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Tuesday, February 27 – 7:00 pm
Why Prohibition failed in Saskatchewan, Dr. Bill Brennan
Knox Metropolitan United Church, 2340 Victoria Ave
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Wednesday, March 14 – 7:00 pm
The Spanish Flu Epidemic, Kenton de Jong, John Robinson & Melissa Munro
First Baptist Church, 2241 Victoria Ave
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Thursday, April 19 – 7:00pm
The Confederation/Davin Fountain Restoration, Barry McGinn
Cathedral Community Association, 2900 – 13th Ave
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Events are free, but a $10.00 donation is suggested to support heritage initiatives in the community. More information on this event, future lecture series topics, as well as how to get involved with Heritage Regina can be found on their website, www.heritageregina.ca, or contact:

Jackie Schmidt
Heritage Regina, Chair
P: 306-536-4247
E: info@heritageregina.ca

Heritage Regina is a group of dedicated volunteers who strive to protect, promote, and advocate for Regina’s heritage. Regina’s heritage includes buildings, history, landscapes, streetscapes, and the cultural inheritance of the community. The vision of Heritage Regina is to raise awareness and appreciation of the value of heritage and its importance to sustaining the culture and identity of the city.