Creator(s): Ashern Pioneer Museum
This virtual tour is conducted by a community member, John Cochrane, portraying a surveyor, A.S. Hern, after whom the town of Ashern, Manitoba, was named in 1918. Hern introduces the history of the Siglunes area, entitled Life, Love and Laughter, explaining that it will be illustrated using bits from a dinner theatre production, as well as skits performed over the last few years at the Thresherman's Reunion. The exhibit's narrative, pictures and tiny video clips touch on historical events, sometimes in a humourous way. These include a municipal official who bribed local farmers to promote the area for recruitment purposes.