Learn about your town by walking with Rossland Historical Museum tour guide Maddie Taylor-Gregg through downtown Rossland every Thursday and Saturday this summer.
Starting at the Miner’s Hall you’ll make your way down Columbia Avenue as Maddie relates the history of the town. Among other locations of note, you’ll pass by the oldest swimming pool in British Columbia and Rossland’s lone courthouse, once one of a quartet; the others were demolished after Rossland’s golden era ended. Did you know the post office once stood taller? Its third story burned down during one of Rossland’s many large fires. This is just one of the many interesting facts you’ll learn on the tour. Finally, for a touch of fun, a member of the Gold Fever Follies will be joining the tours, fully costumed and in character. He or she is sure to entertain you and any younger participants who might tag along.
“We had a couple who have lived in Rossland since the seventies and they still said that they learned something new. It was great to hear,” says Maddie. “It has been very successful so far. Saturdays tend to be our busiest day.”
Maddie Taylor-Gregg was born in Rossland, and appreciates the opportunity to host the tour. She added that the tour is easygoing, and she would love for more people to attend.
Join Maddie for a pleasant and informative hour every Thursday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for the Heritage Walking Tour. Donations are accepted and will be greatly appreciated.