Historical Museum opens Saturday

The Rossland Historical Museum opens its doors again on May 21, and a week later is the annual "Museum Day" on May 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with activities for the kids, food and music, and plenty of archivists and history enthusiasts to chat with.

  • May. 18, 2011 12:00 p.m.

The Rossland Historical Museum opens its doors again on May 21, and a week later is the annual “Museum Day” on May 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with activities for the kids, food and music, and plenty of archivists and history enthusiasts to chat with.

The society has plans for a scavenger hunt, a fish pond, face painting, barbecued burgers and dogs, delicious baking, and old time fiddling to keep the celebration swinging.

Noting the unfortunate clash with the Relay for Life in Trail, museum volunteer Libby Martin said the annual event is for “museum awareness,” and for “people to come out and see the place.”

One point of interest at the event will be an avid genealogical researcher from the area with a table set up and “a few tips on how to go about genealogy research,” Martin said.

The society will gauge the level of interest the public expresses to help them decide if they will put together a genealogy workshop later in the year.

Joyce Austin, the museum’s archivist, will also be set up with information about the archives, and what sort of information is available and how to access it.

“A lot of people don’t seem to realize that it’s there,” Martin said.

“The extent of the archives is awesome.”