New Revelstoke Museum exhibition explores our cultural origins

The Revelstoke Museum & Archives is about to open an exhibition that explores the origins of our community.

Entitled MOSAIC – Revelstoke’s Multicultural Heritage, the exhibition opens on Wednesday, July 31, at 2 pm. The exhibition examines Revelstoke’s pioneer cultural communities:  British, Ukrainian, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and Scandinavian. These and other cultures have contributed to the mosaic that makes up our community and have created a vibrant Revelstoke history. MOSAIC also includes a children’s activity area funded by the Revelstoke Community Foundation.

In a statement, the museum thanked the funders who made the exhibit possible: the BC Gaming Branch of the Province of British Columbia who issued a multicultural grant, the Columbia Basin Trust, the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. Visitors will also see changes to the museum’s main floor, including new linoleum flooring, lighting, painted ceiling tiles and fresh paint.

“These renovations are the beginning of a long-range exhibit planning process,” the statement said. “The Museum is working with museum consultant Cuyler Page to develop an exhibit plan for permanent and short-term exhibit spaces within the main gallery. The multicultural exhibit opening allows visitors a chance to see and discuss concepts for ongoing exhibit design.”