The Revelstoke Railway Museum is hoping to weave a rich historical tapestry using railway stories and memories generated by the community. community.
“Beginning Thursday, October 20 till December 15 we will be opening up the business car for a storytellers’ coffee club,” says a statement issued by the museum on Friday. “It is an open invitation to share community railway memories for our upcoming virtual exhibit. If you have a railway story or stories and are comfortable speaking with a video camera in the room, join us from 10 o’clock to 11 o’clock, Thursday mornings this fall. Plan to attend one time or as many as you like for a good story always enjoys an audience.”
The end result will be a video collection of oral histories that will form part of the museum’s upcoming online exhibition, Railway Reflections in the Revelstoke Community, which is being produced in partnership with the Virtual Museum of Canada (an agency of the federal Department of Canadian Heritage), and the Canadian Heritage Information Network. Examples of online exhibits are available in the Community Memories section at www.virtualmuseum.ca.
The statement said that Railway History Storyteller is one of a number of volunteer positions available at the Revelstoke Railway Museum this fall. If you enjoy people and have an interest in railway history please visit our museum gift store at 719 Track Street and fill in a volunteer form. For more information please call (250)837-6060 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org