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New exhibit marks museum anniversary

The traditional gift for a 30th anniversary is pearl; the modern gift is diamond.

On Thursday, the Central B.C. Railway and Forestry Museum will be celebrating with steel.

A new exhibit, Still On Track: 30 years of the Railway and Forestry Museum Society, will open, showcasing the history of a group which started in 1983 to restore a 1903 snowplow.

Since then, the society built the new museum on River Road and, while focusing on railway and forestry, has also added mining and firefighting displays.

The new exhibit gives visitors the chance to see what goes into designing an caring for a museum like this one. Test your skills as a director or archivist, try restoring rail cars, build a speeder shed, design a mini-rail line, and take a photo in engineer’s or forester’s garb.

The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday until the May long weekend, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The opening reception for Still On Track takes place Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m.

 

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