"Passing Through the Missing Pages"--tonight at the museum!

By Contributor
September 19th, 2013

The Rossland Historical Museum had Takaia Larsen here on Sept. 5th, as our first presenter in our “War, Murder and Graves: Stories and Legends of the West Kootenays” historical lecture series.  Takaia’s presentation was titled: “Women, Work and Memory in Trail, BC During and After World War Two”.   Women working at Cominco during the 2nd World War and how it impacted the women who worked there, their families and the changes that society experienced  as a result were all discussed, and a little insight into the producition of Heavy Water and other war time activities made this a great lecture.

Next in the series, on Thursday, September 19th at 6 pm, is author Frances Welwood, coming from Nelson to present from her book, “Passing Through MIssing Pages:  The Intriguing Story of Annie Garland Foster”.  Annie Garland Foster led a remarkable life, as a Teacher, Nurse, Politician, Journalist and Advocate for Justice, Women and Veterans.  She was also linked to a West Kootenay murder case.  Come out and learn her story and the mystery.


Last in our “War Murder and Graves” series (the “Graves” portion)  takes place on Sunday, October 6th when we accompany our guide Jackie Drysdale and members of the Heritage Commission on “1001 Stories:  A Tour of the Columbia Cemetery”.  We will meet at the Cemetery at 1:30 pm, contact us at (250) 352-7722 or check our website or facebook page for more details on this and other events.  By donation.


On Sunday, we had Champion Gold Panner Sam Tomelin here to give Gold Panning demonstrations and instruction.  If you get a chance to come when Sam is with us, be prepared for some great stories.  Sam dropped in a couple of his prize gold nuggets to give us a chance to experience panning for real gold nuggets (big ones!).



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