Upcoming Museum Events: Pro-D camps, Speaker Series, and more!

Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre
By Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre
May 14th, 2023

Pro D Day Camp: Join us Friday, May 19th for a day of exploring art in nature.
Inspiration can be found in abundance in Rossland’s wild environment! This Pro-D Day’s theme is about bringing our art to nature for inspiration and collecting nature to create and inspire our art. Come spend the day with fellow outdoors kids and artists alike as we find the nature of inspiration at the Rossland Museum. 

Registration Required: https://bit.ly/44Ij4IL

Ages 6 – 12 years old. 

9 am to 3 pm (drop off 8:45; pick-up between 3 and 4 p.m.).
Discounted Member Price – $35
Non-Member Fee – $40
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May Speaker Series with Ron Verzuh: Printer’s Devils

Join historian Ron Verzuh at the Museum at 6 pm on Thursday, May 25th to hear all about his latest publication: Printer’s Devils: The Feisty Pioneer Newspaper That Shaped the History of British Columbia’s Smelter City, 1895-1925.
Journey back in time to the bygone era of “printer’s devils” – as the apprentices in a printing establishment were often called – and uncover how their influence shaped the establishment of BC’s Smelter City. This captivating book traces the stories of Trail residents and their evolving attitudes, pastimes, and opinions as they respond in times of economic crisis, war, labour strife, and life-threatening disease.
The talk at the Museum will highlight sections of Ron’s book that are particularly relevant to us!

  • Billy Esling (long-standing MLA and MP for the area, who started out as a “printer’s devil” at the Trail News)
  • Founding of the Le Roi Mine
  • Eber C. Smith (local editor-owner who got himself in hot water at one time!)
  • F. Augustus Heinze (once owner of the Rossland Miner)

Entry is by donation. Coffee, tea, and treats will be available. More info/RSVP at rosslandmuseum.ca/news/ron-verzuh-2023
Contact Skylar at community@rosslandmuseum.ca or 250-362-7722 for more information.


Rossland Recollections with Ron Dennett

Join long-time volunteer Ron Dennett at the Museum at 1 pm on Wednesday, May 31st for a special, repeat presentation about the Murphy Creek Headwaters Plane Crash.
On October 18, 1947, a Royal Canadian Air Force plane carrying nine people – seven RCAF crew members and two civilians – crashed near Mount Plewman in the Rossland Range. There were no survivors. Five years later, in October of 1952, Wilf Gibbard came across the remnants of the plane. Much of the story of that fateful flight remains a mystery.
Ron Dennett, pilot and RMDC volunteer & researcher, has been digging into this story for many years. Join us at the Museum to hear his presentation about this tragic crash and the discovery of the wreckage.
Entry by donation. Treats/Refreshments Provided.

More information/RSVP at 
Contact Skylar at community@rosslandmuseum.ca or 250-362-7722 for more information.


Seniors’ Workshop Series – Care of Photos & Digitization

Our upcoming Seniors’ Workshop is all about photographs and how best to care for them! Learn how to handle, store, and preserve your family’s photographs for future generations. We’ll explore storage methods, documentation, repairs, digitization techniques, and what could put your photos at risk. We’ll be bringing some digitization equipment, so come prepared with a few photographs or negatives that you would like to digitize with the help of our Collections staff! Wednesday, June 14th from 1 to 3:30 pm at Esling Park Lodge, 2111 Spokane Street Entry by donation – coffee/tea & treats will be provided. Space limited – RSVP with Skylar at community@rosslandmuseum.ca or call 250-362-7722 This series is supported in part by the Government of Canada

For more information: rosslandmuseum.ca/news/seniors-workshops-2023

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