The home of heritage

Rossland will be home to the Heritage BC 2015 Annual Conference from Oct. 1 to 3.

Starting Thursday, Oct. 1 Rossland will play host to Heritage BC’s 2015 Annual Conference.

The three day conference is a collaboration between Heritage BC, the Rossland Heritage Commission, and the Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre.

The museum will host an opening talk by former CBC host Mark Forsythe called “How I Caught the Heritage Bug” on Thursday evening, and it promises to be a great start to the conference.

“It’ll be like just a nice walk-around cocktail night,” said Joelle Hodgins, the museum’s director. “The museum is hoping to have local beer and wine.”

The Thursday evening event is free for anyone to attend, and there will be a shuttle running between the museum and the Miners Hall. Tech is a major sponsor for the evening’s events.

Hodgins says there will also be a signature cocktail for the evening.

Friday morning will feature heritage expert Jim Mountain as a keynote speaker discussing the conference’s theme, “The Main Thing.”

The afternoon will feature a number of workshops, which Rosslanders can attend for $35 each.

“They span from downtown revitalization to climate control to fundraising to hands-on timber framing workshops,” explains Jackie Drysdale, chair of the Heritage Commission. “They really run the gambit.”

The Prospector’s Dinner Conference Social will be held in the evening, featuring entertainment from the Golden City Fiddlers and the Boom Town Garter Girls.

“From a Rossland perspective, it’s certainly brings home again the heritage of our community,” Drysdale said of the event. “We’re gonna have some people in costume, [and] the entertainment goes way back to our earlier days.”

Rosslanders can pay a special ticket price of $40 to attend the dinner. That price also includes one complimentary beverage.

Saturday there will be further workshops, and a number of heritage tours, including a walking tour of downtown Rossland, a guided tour of the Rossland Museum, and a walking tour of Columbia Cemetery.

The tours are free to Rossland residents.

 

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