The Rossland Museum wants your stories

The Rossland Historical Museum is actively working to record your stories with its Old Timer Interviews project.

Old Timer Interviews

The Rossland Historical Museum is actively working to record your stories with its Old Timer Interviews project.

Museum directors Roly Worsfold and Lydia Jakovac are busy tracking down senior Rossland community members to interview.

If you know of someone they should talk to, or if you are someone they should interview, please contact staff at the Rossland Historical Museum (250-362-7722) and they will help make arrangements.

These stories are what help make history come alive and resonate with people today.  History is literally “his story “(or “her story”) and the Museum wants to preserve it for future generations.

Heritage Week

Heritage Week is coming up Feb. 17-23 and the Rossland Historical Museum is teaming up with the Trail Historical Society for a special presentation on the Columbia River Steamboats, on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m.

Jamie Forbes and Sarah Benson of the Trail Historical Society will be here to present, and refreshments will be served.

Joyce Austin, manager of the Rossland Historical Museum, reminds us that, “we share our history with Trail, and the Columbia River Steamboats are an important part of that history.”

Antiques from the Attic

Another event which features a Rossland/Trail partnership is the upcoming Antiques from the Attic: What’s it Worth?

The museum will have renowned appraiser Peter Blundell returning from Vernon. Pre-booking is required, please call Sarah at (250) 364-0829. The cost is $35 for 15 minutes and/or three items. Spectator tickets are also available for $5.

This will take place March 28-29 at the Trail United Church on Pine Avenue. Times for Friday are 12-5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Museum would like to thank Teck Metals, the Nelson and District Credit Union (Rossland Branch) and also the Columbia Basin Trust for their sponsorship of this event.

Expanded hours

The Rossland Historical Museum has recently expanded opening hours to 12-6 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday. As always, special arrangements for large groups and school groups can easily be arranged with advance notice.

The museum is currently offering its Ski Interpretive Program, Mining and Moguls: Rossland’s Ski Story to school groups and large groups of 10 or more. Please contact the museum to make arrangements.



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