This January, the Rossland Historical Museum is excited to present a new, community driven exhibit entitled “Objects of Significance.” Exploring the mining, cultural and technological history of Rossland and area through the interpretation of artifacts chosen and researched by members of the public, the installation offers new opportunities for visitors to experience a museum exhibit.
Many local groups and community members were invited to participate in the development of the exhibit. All artifacts on display, from the museum’s permanent collection to items from local collectors, were chosen and researched by the groups. Each artifact has a unique history and story that will lead the visitor to imagine how life has changed in Rossland from its start as a booming mining town in the late 1800s to its present day, renown as one of the best ski areas in the world.
Opening day will take place during Rossland’s Winter Carnival, Friday, Jan. 25 at the Rossland Branch of the Nelson and District Credit Union, located at 2071 Columbia Avenue.
The exhibit is accessible to the public Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and donations will be graciously accepted with all proceeds going towards funding future exhibits at the museum. A take-away booklet that includes images of the artifacts and more detailed information will be available for a minimal price.
Further information regarding the exhibit is available on the Rossland Museum website (www.rosslandmuseum.ca), as well as on the Museum’s Facebook page at Rossland Historical Museum and Archives Association.
Located at the junction of Highways 3B and 22, the Rossland Historical Museum is closed for the winter months; however, there will be special openings during winter holidays, Winter Carnival and Heritage Week. The Museum invites student and seniors groups, schools, and researchers to make appointments for tours of the museum, as well as to access the extensive archival holdings.
Contact the museum for more information on visits during winter months at 1-888-448-7444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.