Museum to celebrate heritage

The Heritage Society will mark its 30th anniversary at the Port Hardy Museum

PORT HARDY— Curator Jane Hutton would like to invite everyone to the Port Hardy Museum later this month to help the Heritage Society celebrate its own slice of history.

The Society will mark its 30th anniversary on Sunday August 26 with a celebratory Come and Go Tea in the museum.

“We hope that people will come and visit us,” said Hutton. “It’s an opportunity for people to come together and share their memories of Port Hardy and the museum’s place in it.”

The museum has secured the loan of a collection of scrapbooks and photo albums for the event. These depict Port Hardy’s history, and include the museum in its early days and even its former incarnation.

The current site of the museum and Regional Library was formerly the community hall – like today’s Civic Centre, the site for community get-togethers and dances. When the hall fell into disrepair it was torn down and the lot donated to the District on the condition that it be the new home of a library and museum for the people of Port Hardy.

The District obliged, erecting the building as it stands today. The Heritage Society was formed soon after to look after the new museum and its contents.

The event will run from 1-4 p.m. and Hutton said she is looking forward to seeing former Society members and volunteers get together again.

 

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