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.

 

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