As many of you now know, Bill Fernie passed away very suddenly on January 2nd. He was a long time and valued member of Manitoba Living History Society.
Bill loved history; he loved researching it, talking about it, sharing it and living it. He was both a talented carpenter and a talented blacksmith. Bill was an educator in real life and an educator in his living history life. He always passed on information and learning and passion in what he found and created and re-created.
We will miss him greatly.
My name Is Genevieve Woods. I have been with Manitoba Living History for about 10 years, ever since my first babe was in my stomach. I remember sewing the finishing touches on my ball gown just days before our first fancy event, which took place a couple weeks before he was born. Here you see me in the second dress I made myself. Over the years I have learned so many new skills from sewing to cooking over a fire. I of course learn something new about our Manitoban history everyday. Our group portrays the Selkirk Settlers from 1812 to different eras after that. Next up in my repertoire is Women's Vote as we are coming up to the 100th anniversary this February. I hope you join me in my journey as I post our events and sewing challenges in the near future.