The Museum of the Highwood has been growing their Facebook followers by posting historical pictures of the community every day.

Director Irene Kerr said she loves the photo collection the museum has, which is very extensive, and social media is a good way to share the images.

"So many people are enjoying the pictures so much," said Kerr.

They post the information they have with the photos and that gives the community the chance to tell them if something is wrong with the info and then the museum can update it in their files.

The whole thing began a year ago when the museum shared a photo of a hip looking young man from about 1975 in hopes of identifying him.

mystery man 001 march28 2018 musuem pictureStaff at the museum are still looking for the identity of this man from about 1975.

However, even with lots of media coverage and a ton of ideas posted to Facebook so far the young man is still unknown.

"We had our mystery man, who we still haven't identified. He was in a way the beginning of it all."

Kerr adds they haven't given up hope on finding out who he is.

"It is really fun to read the comments and we are really happy when people get into discussions and start sharing their own memories. It's just a tremendous way of getting our collection out to more people and having more people get enjoyment out of it."

Kerr said they have 1200 more followers from this time last year.

To see the photos go to their Facebook page.

museum road construction 01 Jan22 19Construction begins on highway 2/23 overpass east of High River, 1960.

museum big group 01 jan22 2019Here are two photos of Eldon Couey from the archives. Eldon is shown front row centre of this 1967 photo. Behind him to his right in the light dress is Mrs. Couey (Coddy). Inset: Eldon in 1965. In the middle row to the far right with his arms crossed and wearing a dark suit is former Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed.

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