Devoted volunteer retires


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Helen Drysdale has been helping at the Beautiful Plains Museum in Neepawa for the past ten years.


Neepawa Banner & Press

Helen Drysdale has retired from the Beautiful Plains Museum after approximately ten years helping to curate the Museum.

Helen joined her late husband, Allan, who had been helping to maintain the museum for many years.  Both Allan and Helen visited many museums on their holiday travels, always asking questions and observing the many different layouts, artifacts, and displays.  This knowledge was put to good use in the Beautiful Plains Museum.

Helen took courses through the Manitoba Museum Association, as well as reading many articles on such diverse items as how to clean textiles and what to look for when maintaining them.  Because of Helen’s interest in history, the various displays are a work of love. Each article has a story, which is then blended into the display as a whole, creating a fascinating microcosm of a point in time.  The displays are constantly changing and being refreshed. Helen’s knowledge, work ethic, and enthusiasm will be greatly missed and leaves a huge void to fill.

Although Helen has loved her work at the museum, it is time to move on and have time to enjoy her other love, quilting.  Thank you Helen for the countless volunteer hours you devoted to the Museum and the legacy you have left for the enjoyment of residents and visitors. from near and far.