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Photos from Altona on 2009-Oct18:
the: Altona van Gogh the: Altona van Gogh with Bep for scale Bep: supporting the Altona van Gogh
-- giant replica of Vincent van Gogh "Sunflowers"; easel: 80 feet high, 40,000 lb, steel; canvas: 24x32 feet, fiberglass-covered plywood; erected 1998, moved 2006, listed in Guinness Book of Records as Largest Painting on an Easel


Photos from art-gallery in Altona on 2009-Oct18:
art-gallery: Altona Gallery In The Park housed in the Schwartz Heritage Home sculpture: The Bears by Leo Mol sign: Bears by Leo Mol sculpture: Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) sculpture: Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) sculpture: Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) with sculpture-park in background sculpture: Jacks Story-Time by Gregory Johnson sculpture: missing title sculpture: missing title in the sun sculpture: Puddle-Jumper by Susan Geissler sculpture: Puddle-Jumper by Susan Geissler sculpture: Four-Speed and Fist sculpture: Fist by Alexandra Martin sign: hours and season art-gallery: Altona Gallery In The Park interior of Schwartz house
-- Altona's Gallery In The Park includes an indoor art-gallery housed in the Schwartz Heritage Home which was closed for the season and an outdoor Sculpture Garden


Photos from NeuBergthal on 2009-Oct18:
housebarn: nbr 1 housebarn: nbr 2 sign: original owner current owner some decorative wrought-iron and 5-digit house-number on common post housebarn: Peter Klippenstein 1910 barn from 1876 moved from East Reserve housebarn: Peter Klippenstein from main-street ie from west housebarn: Peter Klippenstein from north housebarn: Peter Klippenstein from north housebarn: Peter Klippenstein from southeast housebarn: Peter Klippenstein from south housebarn: Peter Klippenstein inside of barn housebarn: nbr 4 from main-street ie from east housebarn: nbr 4 from main-street ie from south street: cottonwood-lined main-street Eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides): garden-gnome: pair carved from dead tree-trunks garden-gnome: pair carved from dead tree-trunks closer garden-gnome: pair carved from dead tree-trunks closer in profile house+barn: modern house old barn house+barn: modern house old barn
-- the entire village of Neu-Bergthal has been designated by Parks Canada as a National Historic Site; Neu-Bergthal is not to be confused with Alt-Bergthal which is another old village about 10km further west


Photos from museum in NeuBergthal on 2009-Oct18:
museum: exterior from the northeast museum: exterior from the southeast museum: exterior from the south museum: exterior from the balcony museum: interior of the barn museum-display: replica of Bernard G Hamm housebarn 1926 sign: replica of 1926 Bernard G Hamm housebarn by Larry Hamm 1988 sign: Mennonite Street-Village Project grade 2/3 French Immersion class of Elmwood Scool Altona, teacher Madame Beaudry museum-display: Mennonite Street-Village Project grade 2/3 French Immersion class of Elmwood Scool Altona museum-display: Mennonite Street-Village Project grade 2/3 French Immersion class of Elmwood Scool Altona museum-display: Ray and Marilyn Hamm housebarn museum-display: Hamm housebarn museum-display: Hamm housebarn museum-display: Hamm housebarn plague inscription tri-lingual except the Plautdietsch is mostly missing museum: living-room museum: living-room museum: study museum: study museum: dining-room museum: upstairs Herdsman House apron display museum-display: Herdsman House aprons museum-display: Herdsman House aprons closer museum: upstairs sewing and spinning - weaving needed museum-display: flour-sacks museum-display: info on flour-sack display museum-display: info on flour-sack display museum-display: plan of P W Hamm farm museum: upstairs museum: kitchen with builtin brick-oven museum: builtin brick-oven museum: kitchen museum: laundry-room with a human-powered washing-machine museum-display: on Bernhard and Helena Hamm museum-display: on Bernhard and Helena Hamm enlargement nbr 1 museum-display: on Bernhard and Helena Hamm enlargement nbr 2 museum-display: on Bernhard and Helena Hamm enlargement nbr 3 museum-display: on Bernhard and Helena Hamm enlargement nbr 4 obit
-- the museum is housed in a restored housebarn built in 1901 by Bernhard and Helena Hamm; more info in photos of display material above


Photos from St-Joseph on 2009-Oct18:
building: St-Joseph Community-Centre sculpture: near St-Joseph Community-Centre

Photos from museum in St-Joseph on 2009-Oct18:
building: Salle d Exposition Montcalm Display Building 76 in Musee St-Joseph historic village: view along main-street from church end historic village: view along main-street from church end closer church: in Musee St-Joseph historic-village church: in Musee St-Joseph historic-village rear view building: Union Point School S D 53 in Musee St-Joseph historic-village building: General Store in Musee St-Joseph historic-village building: oldest house in Musee St-Joseph historic-village building: Perron Pavilion and Milk Shed in Musee St-Joseph historic village: view along main-street from milk-shed end historic village: view along main-street from milk-shed end closer building: barn in Musee St-Joseph historic-village farm-machinery: tractors in Musee St-Joseph farm-machinery: tractors in Musee St-Joseph farm-machinery: in Musee St-Joseph sawmill: in Musee St-Joseph farm-machinery: threshing-machines in Musee St-Joseph farm-machinery: forage-harvestor? in Musee St-Joseph farm-machinery: in Musee St-Joseph mural: in Musee St-Joseph historic-village
-- Musee St-Joseph is a major attraction in the Montcalm region; it has historical houses, school, general store, blacksmith shop, agricultural machinery, and artefacts related to the settlement of the region 1880-1930;
- the lovely Ukrainian-Catholic church was originally the Plankey Plains Descent of the Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Church; Plankey Plains aka Woodmore is near Roseau-River Park on pth59;
- I'm impressed that this regional museum for a region settled by French-Canadians has a Ukrainian-Catholic church; now if this ecumenical spirit could be spread to the Anglo-, Icelandic-, Menno- Canadians...