Wallace Museum Remembers Curator
The Wallace and Area Museum unveiled a special memorial plaque in a modest ceremony yesterday. The photo and engraved plate honours David Dewar who served 18 years as the museum’s curator.
Dewar was the curator of the museum from 1998 to 2016. He spent many hours researching, writing articles, preparing for the summer display, and planning events and programs for the museum.
A history buff, especially that of the local area, Dewar enjoyed telling the stories of the past through his writings, displays, artifacts, events, school programs and to anyone within earshot.
He also helped many visitors who came to the museum looking for information on their Wallace ancestors. More often than not, Dewar had the information they sought, if not, he set them on the right track to find it.
He was famous for his hour long tours, showcasing all the museum has to offer. David’s passion and dedication to the museum, and the history that it represents, was one of a kind and will never be forgotten.
The photo shows Doris Purdy, President of the Wallace and Area Museum, unveiling the plaque dedicated to the memory of David Dewar.
Photo courtesy of Zella Perry