Thousand words and a thousand memories at the History Museum
If the images are worth a thousand words, they can also be worth a thousand memories. With this in mind, the Sherbrooke History Museum makes available its vintage photos for CHSLDs and seniors’ residences. Residents can therefore remember sweet moments with their loved ones.
The e CHSLD Vigi Shermont was the first to benefit from the project An image 1000 memories . Twenty old photos are posted in the main corridor of the establishment. Olivette Chapdeleine, who turns 99 in January, appreciates the exhibition that was launched Tuesday.
“I am very happy,” said the long-time resident of Compton. It gives us a lesson in history. In winter, the roads were closed. We had to go to Sherbrooke with the horse and the sleigh . It took about an hour and a quarter to get to the station! The lady recalls, looking at the picture of the old train station that has become a microbrewery today.
Recessologist Pascale Goulet-Boudreau assures that this kind of initiative brings a lot of good to residents. “People often do not know how to interact with seniors who have cognitive problems. With these photos, it brings out memories that do not necessarily have a connection with the city of Sherbrooke. It can only be a lady’s dress on a cliche, “she says, adding that she has been working on this exhibit for about a year.
The curator at the Museum of History of Sherbrooke, Karine Savary, would like to see a rolling pictures in different institutions. “The goal is to open the photography bank to all these institutions for free. They are from all ages. There are barbers, factories, cultural and sports, “says one who is also the granddaughter of Olivette Chapdeleine.
” It is heartwarming. […] A picture is worth 1000 words, so it’s sitting with your parents or grandparents and commenting. We remember different things, it can go quickly! She said, smiling.
Usually, the Museum’s collection of archives is not available to all. “These people can not come to our activities and do not have social networks, so they can see them differently,” says the curator.
The bank of available and outstanding photos will be online on the Museum’s website soon. Institutions wishing to participate in the project can contact the organization by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .