Spring time at the museum

The Windermere Valley Museum extends an invitation to their spring opening.

Thanks to our volunteers we will celebrate the season by opening during Wings Over The Rockies week to give friends and visitors alike the opportunity to refresh their knowledge of B.C. Parks in the area. Circle May  5 on your schedule and visit us during the afternoon.

On May 17 members of the Historical Society will be going on a group tour of the newly completed Copper Point Resort. Join us at the museum at 1 p.m. we’ll be off to the resort as a group and then complete the afternoon at James Chabot Provincial Park with a ‘bring your own tea’ and conversation time.

May 18 is cleaning day at the Museum. If you have nothing to do and fancy an up- close look in one of our eight heritage buildings, bring your favourite cleaning gear, a lunch and a bit of ‘elbow grease’ to the Museum at 10:00 a.m. The more volunteers the merrier!

Circle June 4 on your calendar and join us for the Summer opening of the Windermere Valley Museum and Archives.

Our main display will be Toys Alive but we will also have a new look in some of our other buildings…so this day of touring, and enjoying a cup of tea or coffee with neighbours is a must.

We are still accepting older toys, especially those with a story, to add to our display.

Take a look in your closet or back shed and bring that special or forgotten wind-up toy, truck, car, doll, book, or game to the museum for a summer holiday.

We promise to keep each treasure safe and return it at the end of the season.

Did you know  Mayday is the name given to the first day of the month in England, when in old days the people went out at dawn to welcome the advent of spring! May Queens were crowned in every town and village.

The practice of crowning a May Queen was continued here in Invermere.

Volunteer Audrey Osterloh once wore the May Queen crown!

Windermere Valley Museum