NEWS RELEASE · 21st July 2012
Heritage Park Museum
The Terrace Heritage Park Museum will be hosting a free research workshop tomorrow (Sunday, July 22nd) at 2:00 p.m. in the UNBC (Terrace Campus) Computer Lab on Keith Avenue.
This is a unique opportunity for community members and students interested in using the Eleanor Muehle Newspaper Archive, which is a database of all of Terrace’s digitised newspapers gathered from the early 1910s to the 1990s.
This database has enormous potential for all fields of research—historical, anthropological, environmental, genealogical, and more!
It is underutilized and somewhat confusing therefore our aim is to demonstrate how to access the archive so more people might use the free service. This archival resource is hosted by the Terrace Public Library.
You could learn about the mining history of Terrace, your own family’s history in the region, or early settlers’ interactions with the local First Nations peoples.
Curator Kelsey Wiebe and Owen Hewitt, the Local History Librarian at the Terrace Public Library, will be facilitating the interactive workshop. They will demonstrate how to properly narrow search terms, how to navigate the optical character recognition software, and how to filter through the responses.
If time permits, they will also overview other regional newspaper databases, including Prince Rupert and Prince George.