Curious Curator: Adelaide McLaughlin’s Scrapbooks and her file on the Kerby Family

We are fortunate to have several scrapbooks that belonged to Adelaide McLaughlin in our collection. These are truly magical places and I always discover something new and interesting each time I take a look through. Contrary to what I would have thought Adelaide’s scrapbooks would look like,perfect and well placed mementos, they are actually filled […]

Curious Curator: Protectograph Cheque Writer

Curious Curator: Protectograph Cheque Writer According to the 2010 US Federal Reserve Payment Study, people write 24.4 billion cheques each year, either personal or for business related purposes. The advent of cheques emerged as it became recognised that the carrying of large amounts of cash was troublesome, physically cumbersome, and security wise. Historians believe that […]