We may be approaching the end of the year but that doesn’t mean things have slowed down at the Revelstoke Museum & Archives.
Its final Brown Bag History session of 2015 will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, December 16 at 12:15 pm upstairs at the museum. The last session will be Stories from 1915. Admission will be by donations of cash or non-perishable items for the Revelstoke Food Bank.
It has been a big year for the museum with the opening of its major virtual exhibition, The Land of Thundering Snow. This project is part of the Virtual Museum of Canada, and Curator Cathy English and museum staff and contributors are very proud to have launched it this fall, after three years of work, at www.landofthunderingsnow.ca.
2016 looks to be an equally major year for the institution.
It is starting off the year with its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, January 12 at 7 pm upstairs at the museum. The brief AGM will be followed by refreshments.
The ever-popular Brown Bag History series starts up the very next day, January 13, with a peek back at the way we were 100 years ago in 1916. Her is the Brown Bah History schedule for the first six months of the year:
|January 13||Revelstoke in 1916|
|January 27||VIP Visitors|
|February 10||Ferguson, BC|
|March 9||Mining in the Illecillwaet District|
|March 23||Explorers in the Selkirks|
|May 4||Early Revelstoke Mayords|
|May 18||Early Merchants|
|June 1||Parks and Recreation|
|June 15||Revelstoke Golf Course|
May will be an especially significant month as the Museum & Archives are hosting the British Columbia Historical Federation Conference, May 26 to 28.
“We are expecting up to 100 delegates from across the province who will be coming to experience Revelstoke’s history,” Cathy said in a statement. “We will be offering receptions at both Revelstoke Museum & Archives and Revelstoke Railway Museum, and tours to our local National Parks and other heritage and cultural venues. The keynote presentation will be on our exciting new Land of Thundering Snow project, presented by John Woods. Local residents will be welcome to register for all or part of the conference, and we will also be looking for volunteers for many different jobs during the weekend. Please let us know if you would like to be involved in some way.”
The Museum is at this time inviting supporters to renew their memberships for the year November 2015 to the end of October 2016. Annual membership is $25 or $40 for a family. As well as providing the museum with valuable support, membership includes free admission to the museum, and one family pass for guests. It also gives you a discount in the gift shop, and the right to vote at the Annual General Meeting. Your museum pass can also be used for discounts at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria. If you have your membership card from last year, please bring it in when you renew, as the cards are multi-year.
For more information on the museum’s programs and events please go to www.revelstokemuseum.ca.