- "Barn Boss" Jerry Willerth at the Dinner Auction
Jerry Willerth - a Founding Director of the Bell Barn Society - 9 Aug 2013 (Photo by Bruce Neill) - Jerry Willerth was been an extremely active participant in the Bell Barn Project (2006-2010), and has since taken over responsibility for the Barn's day-to-day operation and maintenance. As such, he is known as the "Barn Boss" - a well deserved title.
- 000 - SQUARE - 0297 - Bell Barn Restoration 3151 - Dan Loran - 26 Oct 2009
- 0001 - Bell Farm Cottage
This Album includes people of all ages who lived, and sometimes worked, on the Bell Farm during the era that Major Bell lived here (1882-1896) and afterwards. The Bell Farm was a corporate venture, officially known as the Qu'Appelle Valley Farming Company, and included a number of investors and employed many people, both for farm purposes and for construction and maintenance. Major Bell also employed a large number of First Nation people to help operate his farm. The images in this Album focus on the people who worked and lived on the Farm. Images of and information on the Investors can be found in Album 300. The following Images are presented in alphabetical order, after the general farming photos and sketches.
A.B Thom, Wpg, photographer
RESEARCH PRIMARILY BY:
Michelle Cabana, Saskatoon, Sask. and Frank Korvemaker, Regina, Saskatchewan
- 001 - Major Bell, on left, with five of his friends
This album includes information on and photos of people who did not sign the Bell Farm Visitors Register. This photo probably includes friends of Major Bell (seated far left) who at some point visited the Bell Farm. It is suspected that this photo was taken in Winnipeg after Major Bell left Indian Head in 1896. However, the location for this photo has not been determined. Based on archival research, we believe that some of the men are as follows, from left to right: • Major William Robert Bell (1845-1913) – confirmed (Manitoba Club member: 1882-1913) – no doubt about this identification, as we have lots of images of Major Bell on file. • Walter Frederick Payne (1863-1930) – possibly ? • Unknown _____ ? • Thomas William Taylor (1852-1924) – possibly ? • Walter Reginald Baker (1852-1929) – possibly ???? - (Manitoba Club member: 1881- ___) • John Haffner (1848-1921) – possibly ?
Major Bell - http://bellbarn.ca/gallery2/v/bell-farm-history/family/ Major Bell - http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio.php?id_nbr=7202 Major Bell - http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/bell_wr.shtml Haffner - Memorable Manitobans: http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/haffner_j.shtml Haffner - https://archive.org/stream/storyofmanitoba02schouoft#page/126/mode/2up bio and photo source Haffner - http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/10428/54.html?qid=peelbib%7Chaffner%7C%7Cscore member of the Commercial Club Haffner - "Manitoba Free Press" Feb. 25, 1921 - Obituary Payne - Memorable Manitobans: http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/payne_wf.shtml Taylor 1 - Memorable Manitobans: http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/taylor_t1.shtml Taylor 2 - Memorable Manitobans: http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/taylor_tw.shtml Baker - Memorable Manitobans: http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/baker_wr.shtml Baker - "Winnipeg Tribune" Feb. 17, 1894 photo source Baker - https://archive.org/stream/outing25newy#page/501/mode/1up 1894-1895 photo source Baker - https://archive.org/stream/albertamunicipal62albe#page/n5/mode/2up (Retlaw Alberta/ private secretary to the Earl of Dufferin 1874-1878) Baker - "Winnipeg Tribune" Jan. 26 & 27th, 1893 New Year's Ball/Manitoba Club Baker - Winnipeg Tribune" - Provincial Fair May 7, 1890 Baker - "Winnipeg Tribune" - Cricket - June 16, 1893 Baker - Curling March 30 1894
Michelle Cabana, Saskatoon and Frank Korvemaker, Regina, Sask.
- 001 - Cover and Title of the Bell Farm Visitors' Register
- 001 Bell Barn Restoration 1399 24 July 2010 Dan Loran
24 July 2010 - A horse-drawn wagon provided by the Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site brings dignitaries to the Grand Opening ceremonies. (Source: Dan Loran)
- 002 - Inside cover - maker's mark detail
Manufactured in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1884 - The Bell Barn Visitor's Register was manufactured in Winnipeg, Manitoba by Robert D. Richardson, stationer, fine printer, and blank book maker. The re-order number is also printed on this sticker. As well, when held to the light, the watermarks in the paper for the individual pages of the Register can be discerned.
- 002 Bell Barn Restoration 1400 24 July 2010 Dan Loran Pipers and Frank Korvemaker
24 July 2010 - Frank Korvemaker (Chair of the Bell Barn Society) walks being the pipers to the Grand Opening ceremony. (Source: Dan Loran)
- 003 - Sample title for interior pages
Includes signatures on page 3
- 003 Bell Barn Restoration 1401 24 July 2010 Dan Loran
24 July 2010 - Dignitaries disembark from the horse-drawn wagon at the south entrance to the reconstructed Bell Barn. (Source: Dan Loran)
- 004 Bell Barn Restoration 1402 24 July 2010 Dan Loran
24 July 2010 - Speakers and dignitaries listen to Master of Ceremonies Ken MacDonald welcoming everyone to the Grand Opening. (Source: Dan Loran)
- 005 Bell Barn Restoration 1403 24 July 2010 Dan Loran
24 July 2010 - The tent designed to hold 250 people was overflowing as over 700 people attended the Grand Opening. (Source: Dan Loran)
- 006 Bell Barn Restoration 1404 24 July 2010 Dan Loran
24 July 2010 - Many of the people who attended the Grand Opening of the Bell Barn Interpretive Centre stood outside the tent during the ceremony. (Source: Dan Loran)
- 007 Bell Barn Restoration 1405 24 July 2010 Dan Loran Ken MacDonald MC
24 July 2010 - Master of Ceremonies Ken McDonald dressed in period costume for the Grand Opening. (Source: Dan Loran)
- 008 Bell Barn Restoration 1406 24 July 2010 Dan Loran
24 July 2010 - Rev. Tom Needham, of St. Jude Apostolic Anglican Church in Indian Head, invoked a special blessing on the Bell Barn Interpretive Centre on on those who helped make this reconstruction project a reality. Bonnie Warnyce, who coordinated the Grand Opening, stands in the backgound, next to Ken MacDonald. (Source: Dan Loran)