Tea a chance to showcase museum

The Greenwood Museum is a wonderful venue for a spring tea - several tables are located in the aisles amount the exhibits.

Jim Forshaw (left)

There were a number of folks who got into their Sunday best for the Greenwood Museum Old Fashioned Tea, Bake Sale and Raffle last Wednesday, May 14. With young ladies from Greenwood Elementary School serving tea and treats, it was the best deal for $5 in town that week.

There were a number of prizes that were raffled off, including a beautiful carving done by museum volunteer Al Wright.

The afternoon was a great opportunity for friends and neighbours to reconnect with each other as they sat among the various displays in the museum.

There is a core group of about eight volunteers who work hard preparing the museum with fresh exhibits and displays each year.

New displays this year are the Modiste Dress Shop and a hotel lobby that you actually walk through. The adjoining bar that has been reproduced from a photograph of the former Algoma Hotel in Deadwood. Sitting at the card table is a mannequin dressed as John Jarrett. Jarrett rode with the James-Younger Gang in his earlier years. He died in 1906 at the Sister’s Hospital in Greenwood and is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery. Another display new this year is an immaculate Canadian military uniform donated by Greenwood resident Len Fehr.

The museum also serves as an official Visitor Centre and will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until the end of the tourist season. They offer Internet access. Regular admission during the season is $3 for adults, $1 for students and children under six get in free. Memberships are available for $5 per year.


Just Posted

Columbia Basin Trust announces grant for technology upgrades

The deadline for organizations to apply is Dec. 17

Road trip comes to end with split for Grand Forks Border Bruins

The team is coming off its longest road trip this season.

Grand Forks to receive business recovery funds post-flood

The community will receive two Rural Dividends grants for a total of $655,000.

Grand Forks high school students remember

The school and the Legion joined for the annual Remembrance Day ceremony.

Letter: English town remembers Grand Forks on anniversary of Armistice

Phillip Morris writes from Shrewsbury, England.

VIDEO: B.C. legislature clerk, sergeant at arms suspended for criminal investigation

Clerk of the House Craig James, Sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz on administrative leave

Former NHL player and coach Dan Maloney dies at 68

Maloney coached the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets

Ex-MSU president charged with lying to police about Nassar

Lou Anna Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to police during an investigation

Police aim to prevent retaliation after Hells Angel found dead under B.C. bridge

IHIT confirms Chad Wilson, 43, was the victim of a ‘targeted’ homicide

Otter makes a snack out of koi fish in Vancouver Chinese garden

Staff say the otter has eaten at least five fish

Police looking into two more incidents at private Toronto all-boys’ school

Police and the school have said two of the prior incidents involved an alleged sexual assault

B.C. lumber mills struggle with shortage of logs, price slump

Signs of recovery after U.S. market swings, industry executive says

25% of Canadians still won’t say they use pot, survey says

Statistics Canada poll says Canadians on average were 18.9 years old when they first tried pot.

Kootenay music mentor crushed by stolen sax, sheet music

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers or the Trail RCMP at 250.364.2566

Most Read