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Volunteer Corner
Monthly MeetingThursday, Sept 19th Meetings on Thursday instead of Friday, 2 PM, learn all about bats with Leigh Anne Isaac of the Kootenay Community Bat Project,
Old Time Movie Night Sunday, Sept 22nd 7 PM, Two short movies - The Love Trap, 1929 and Parree Paree, 1934

Old Time Movie Night 

October 21 

1936 version of Rose Marie with Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, 7 PM, bring cushions or padded lawn chair for comfort!

Monthly Meeting 

October 19, 2012 

Monthly meeting, Friday, 2 PM, artifact show and tell

Fall Meeting 

September 21, 2012 

Diamond Jubiliee Tea, head to the royal millinery!        

Summer Opening

June 2, 2012

At 2 PM, BC Forest Service Centenary

Museum Clean Up Bee

May 9, 2012


Call for details, 10 AM, bring your lunch and cleaning supplies


Old Tyme Movie

April 27, 2012 

At 7 PM, Rosemarie, bring cushions and popcorn! 


April Meeting

April 20, 2012


2 PM, Restoration of the K2 Ranch, refreshments, salute to volunteers


Special Presentation

September 24, 2011

Art Joyce, West Kootenay author, gave a special presentation entiled Home Children in Canada. Here is a link to his website so we can follow his progress in writing about the children who were sent from the UK to work in Canada between 1869 and 1939. Art will return this fall for further research and information - contact the museum for more details

Work Group

September 13, 2011

Tuesday aquisitions group begins - 7 to 9 pm every Tuesday evening. Join us!

Arts at the Museum

August 13, 14, 2011

We participated in the Columbia Basin Culture Tour by having special exhibits and demonstrations. Check back for more details.

Children's Programs

Summer 2012

Wednesdays 10:30 to Noon

Recent Sights at the Museum



Columbia Basin Culture Tour

Thanks, Frank


Thanks, Gunner!


First came mom and then, five babies! 


First, mom squirrel...


Recent Activities

Cleaning Day and Spring Maintenance



All spic and span and ready for the Open House!


Tour of Copper Point Resort (Copper Point Resort


Beautiful full service resort! Thank you for the pre-opening peak!

Behind the Scenes Storage


Wood trim, shop sign and an anesthetic machine!

The Barbour Papers

We've finished going through "The Barbour Papers" - stacks of musty, stained old letters, notes and cards. We found lots of interesting stories detailing the life of a local family in the early 1900s. Unfortunately some of the papers were damaged long ago when stamps were taken by ripping the envelopes and contents. The stories are funny and sad; informative and valuable (we found a long-forgotten dollar bill!). Copies have been made of the most significant communications and the originals will be returned to the owners.



Forgotten payment of bill for $0.95 from the lady Elizabeth Bruce Memorial Hospital dated July 10, 1939