Heritage Explorers make butter the old-fashioned way

By Laura Stovel

The Revelstoke Museum and Archives summer children’s program for five-to-12-year-olds – the Heritage Explorers – has ended this year’s season with its 11th annual biscuits and butter event. The museum provides home-made biscuits and the children make the butter in an improvised version of the old fashioned way: by shaking whipping cream in a jar.

Here are a few images from this fun and churning experience:

Jenna (left) Bollefer and her six-year-old sister Alyssa have almost have their whipping cream turned into butter. Laura Stovel photo
Leif Carnegie (left) and Jasper Scott take turns shaking their jar. Laura Stovel photo
Children’s program coordinator Andrew Lafreniere enjoys a break with keen ‘Heritage Explorer’ Arwynn Russell. Laura Stovel photo