BHS has full house at annual luncheon
The Boundary Historical Society (BHS) held their annual luncheon Saturday in the basement of the Boundary Museum.
Around 45 diners crowded into the room to enjoy soup and sandwiches at the social gathering.
Typically, a speaker is invited to the BHS’ luncheon, but this year the guests just enjoyed each other’s company.
We are a new board and we are still working out the kinks and trying new ideas, president Al Donnelly explained when he spoke to the crowd after lunch.
He joked that the reason for the full house is because this luncheon was advertised as “free” whereas previous luncheon’s were advertised as “by donation.” That didn’t stop the donations from rolling in and many members also took the opportunity to updat their annual membership fee.
For the past few years, the BHS has struggled to replace their aging executive. There was even concern that it might have to fold if new members weren’t found. However, a new board — with some familiar faces — was elected last fall at their annual general meeting.
This is the first event hosted by the BHS this year, but a picnic is in the works for the warmer months.
Donnelly said that the society is hoping to have a presentation on First Nations history in the Boundary for the picnic, which is held at a different location each year.