Saturday, 23 August 2014

Summer Student Reflection 2014

           Having lived in Kimberley for twelve years I thought I had a thorough understanding of the small city. However, after working at the Kimberley Heritage Museum this summer I  can see just how wrong I was. On the contrary, I have only just begun to scratch the surface of the wealth of information available detailing Kimberley's rich history. Thankfully, I have been given the chance to use the many research tools available at the museum to expand my knowledge. I was able to thoroughly examine many photos and artifacts, and to read old newspapers, Cominco magazines and newsletters. However, the most insightful experiences were those I shared with museum visitors. Be it their mind-opening questions or their recollections of memories triggered by the museum exhibits. As the summer draws to a close, I am very grateful I have had this opportunity and encourage others to learn from the museum as well. 

      Although, perhaps the most important lesson I learned this summer was actually that no matter how many warning signs you put out people will still try and touch the exhibits when you aren't looking :)

Barbara, Summer Student 

Thursday, 7 August 2014

More DVDs !

We will now be introducing three new DVDs to the museum gift shop! This includes:
Historical Trail (History of Trail, B.C Canada) circa 2000
Reclaiming The Land ( Documentary on the reclamation of the Sullivan Mine) circa 2000
Wintertime Fun (Winter fun and events in Kimberley, B.C Canada) circa 1950s
Each cost $10, and are approximately 15 minutes in length.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Travelling Pictoral Exhibit

Over the last couple days we've been working hard on a portable picture display, depicting various early photos of Kimberley's landmarks with accompanying descriptions. The Kimberley Museum is willing to loan the informational panels free of charge to any interested groups or individuals!
The display consists of two, three-paneled folding boards (four by three feet each). Anyone interested can contact the museum by email (,phone ((250)-427-7510), or feel free to stop by!

Guided Walking Tours This Saturday!

This Saturday the Kimberley Heritage Museum will be offering a guided walking tour through the city center! This tour costs only six dollars and includes a copy of  the guidebook "Footsteps Through The Past". Your guided tour will begin at 1:30pm and lasts approximately one hour. Participants are asked to meet at the Kimberley Heritage Museum (located on the west end of the Platzl above the library) about 5-10 minutes before the tour begins. Come out and share our history by taking footsteps through the past!