Heritage homes and neighbourhoods exhibit at the BOM
Heritage Week 2013 will be celebrated across the Province from February 18 – 23 with a theme of Heritage Homes and Neighborhoods. Rossland has many homes today that date back to the late 1890’s and early 1900’s when this community was a world renowned gold mining center.
Homes were often grouped in distinct neighborhoods based on ethnicity and/or employment. There will be an exhibition focusing on these homes and neighborhoods at the Bank of Montreal Gallery in Rossland on Feb. 19th, 20th and 21st from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., hosted by the Rossland Heritage Commission.
The 1986 Rossland Inventory of Heritage Homes, will be showcased with its historical notes and pictures and the Commission is hoping that this will be a first step in producing a new updated inventory that is digitally formatted for easily accessed, future reference. Comments, new information and suggestions from the public will be appreciated. The Exhibit will also display samples of historical archival material available at the Museum which visitors may want to arrange to use for further research of their own.
Maps of the neighborhoods to take away for self guided tours will also be available as well as an opportunity to talk with home owners who have been involved in restoration projects. In addition, the Heritage Commission will be serving tea and cake, the way it used to be done, from 2:30 to 4:00 on each of the three days.
The Rossland Gallery, located in the Bank Room of the Bank of Montreal building is itself a heritage gem for the community and the February showing of art works will add additional interest for the visitors that come by on the 19th – 21st. No admission fee for the exhibits will be charged but donations are always appreciated.