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History comes alive at Campbell River museum

The Museum at Campbell River’s heritage interpreters will lead youths through some hands-on historical activities this summer for Active History Afternoons. - Photo submitted
The Museum at Campbell River’s heritage interpreters will lead youths through some hands-on historical activities this summer for Active History Afternoons.
— image credit: Photo submitted

History is leaping off the pages of books this summer at the Campbell River Museum, and comes alive with Active History Afternoons.

From 1-4 p.m. on Friday afternoons throughout July, and on August 15 and 22, the museum’s interpreters are standing by, ready to give you and your family your survival guide to the past. Whether you learn how to tie a nautical knot to satisfy the most exacting sea captain of the 1790s, practice using a crosscut saw, or study the delicate art of calligraphy with a quill, you are sure to be surprised and delighted by these amazing tricks from Campbell River’s past.

The activities and theme change every week, and participation is free with the cost of admission to the Museum. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students, and families consisting of two adults and children under 19 are $20. Children under six are free.

Please call 250-287-3103 for more information or email summer.programs@crmuseum.ca .

Funding for this project has been made possible in part through a contribution from the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program, Department of Canadian Heritage. The Canadian Museums Association administers the museum component of the YCW program on behalf of the Department of Canadian Heritage. The Museum would also received assistance from Service Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs program.

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