GALLERY: Museum gearing up with a whole slate of new events following summer successes
On Wednesday, August 14th the museum hosted “Do You Know WHERE The Wild Things Are?”. We had a great turn-out, with people coming and going throughout the afternoon until we wound things up at about 7 pm.
Both Sharon and Jenny from Wild Safe BC were on hand to talk about birds and mammals, Jenny from The Granby Wilderness Society, and Jessica from the Kootenay Community Bat Project (proudly supported by the Columbia Basin Trust).
Tammy Swan brought Great Horned Owl Don Quixote, and Sam, a Harris Hawk. Lynn from the Rossland Library lead us in some songs and stories around the campfire at the end of the evening (with s’mores and marshmallows). The Museum and Wild Safe would love to make this an annual event.
Next up is “War, Murder and Graves: Stories and Legends of the West Kootenays” our historical lecture series, beginning September 5, at 6 pm with Takaia Larsen presenting from her publication: Sowing the Seeds: Women, Work and Memory in Trail BC During and After the Second World War (2010) in the Cominco Theatre.
Also, on September 19th we have Frances Welwood coming to speak about Annie Garland Foster, who was the first women elected to Nelson City Council in 1920 and was connected to a West Kootenay murder case. This is based on her book, Passing Through Missing Pages, a biography of Foster.
Then in October, (date to be confirmed) we have Jackie Drysdale leading us on a tour of the cemetery. This should be a very interesting tour! All events are by donation.