GALLERY: Winter's coming but the Rossland Museum keeps ticking along...
The Rossland HIstorical Museum may be closed for the season, but that doesn’t mean that there hasn’t been things happening there.
Recently, the Museum partnered with the Rossland Heritage Commission to present the third and final instalment of our historical lecture series, “War, Murder and Graves: Stories and Legends of the West Kootenays” with a tour of the old Columbia Cemetery lead by tour guide, Jackie Drysdale.
This was held on a Sunday afternoon, with beautiful weather and a great turn out. Look for this being offered again some time in the future, as there was a lot of interest.
On October 28th we collaborated with Rossland School’s Drama Department, “The Nearly Players”, to bring back “FRIGHT NIGHT at the Museum”. Included are some photos of the students in character. This was not for the very young…it was scary but really well presented.
Museum Manager Joyce Austin remarked, “The kids were really fun to work with, and they were very respectful of the museum – I think all the people who attended it had a really good time.”
Thank you to the Cellar for selling the tickets.
In November, look out for the Museum’s table at the Christmas Craft Fair on November 16th at the Prestige, where there will be historical books, heritage card sets, puzzles, and other items for sale, including (we hope) the DVD “Rossland’s Ski Story: Mining and Moguls”.
Winter opening hours are planned; stay tuned for details!