Rossland Museum taking part in provincial exchange

The Rossland Museum is participating in Provincial Wonder. The plan is to get kids up to the museum to write letters about snow.

The Rossland Museum is taking part in an exchange, coordinated by the Royal BC Museum.

The Rossland Museum is participating in Provincial Wonder. It’s meant to be fast, fun and low cost, but still provide an opportunity for a meaningful exchange, said Michele Skuce of the Rossland Historical Museum and Archives Association.

“In Rossland, the plan is to get kids up to the museum to write letters about snow,” she said.

These letters will be sent to Victoria by Feb. 23 where they will be on display at the Royal BC Museum. In return, Rossland will receive letters from kids in Victoria about the ocean.

“It’s an activity that’s meant to be easy for us to participate in, and engaging,” Skuce noted.

Here in Rossland the museum staff are setting up a few “writing stations” for kids at the museum.

Rossland’s ski story

Last Sunday local ski historian Libby Martin (who also happens to be the museum’s president) was at the museum to present the launch of the interpretive ski program, “Mining and Moguls:  Rossland’s Ski Story.”

Martin is a long time Rossland resident, skier and snow host of many years, and Rossland’s ski history is her passion.

The museum will be running the ski program on request for groups throughout the winter (there is no set schedule at the moment, but if some notice is given arrangements can be made).

The plan is to get the ski program going and slowly expand to include the remainder of the museum’s interpretive programs over time.

“Our first one went really well,” said Skuce.

“We had 22 visitors attend, which filled up the room nicely, and it was a good mix of locals and tourists.”

The museum is open Wednesday to Saturday, from 3-7 p.m. until March 29.


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