Press Release: 2015 BC Heritage Week

Press Release: 2015 BC Heritage Week

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09/2/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ROSSLAND, BC – Rossland Celebrates BC Heritage Week: “Main Street: At the Heart of the Community”!

BC Heritage Week is celebrated annually in mid-February, and this year’s theme is “Main Street: At the Heart of the Community.”

Main Street, King Street, Queen Street, Water Street, Broadway – whatever their name, Main Streets and traditional downtowns are at the heart of communities big and small across British Columbia.  Centres of commerce, civic institutions, community commemoration and events, Main Streets embody the history and evolution of a community.

                                                                                                                          -Heritage BC

The Rossland Museum and the Rossland Heritage Commission are celebrating this year’s theme in a few ways. We are working with local schools and the general public to contribute to a display at the museum showcasing what Rossland’s “Main Street” – the core of our downtown – means to you. From Sourdough Alley to Columbia Avenue and its various side streets, Rossland’s historic downtown is an amazing asset to our community.

What does our downtown core mean to you?

How is it the “heart” of Rossland?

What is your best memory of the area?

Submit your stories, poetry, artwork, or other contributions to the museum by Friday, February 20th (late submissions to the display may be accepted if there is room) at 5pm either by email info@rosslandmuseum.ca or drop off at the museum – Open Wednesdays to Saturdays 12pm to 5pm. All submissions will then be curated for our gallery at the museum, opening to the public on February 18th to celebrate BC Heritage Week. All those that submit and are included in the gallery will receive 1 free entry to the museum to see the display! This display will continue through March.

We are also looking for downtown businesses to partner with us to make a downtown heritage gallery utilizing the windows of our downtown businesses. If you would like to discuss this further, please contact Joelle Hodgins – info@rosslandmuseum.ca or (250) 362-7722.

About the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre: The Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre (RMDC) aims to preserve and dynamically present the heritage of Rossland and area. We are the visitor gateway to the Kootenays and the Columbia Basin, and we inspire and engage the public through virtual and real life displays that bring our history to life. We are situated at the junction of Hwy 22 and Hwy 3B.

Contact:

Joelle Hodgins, Museum Director

Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre

1100 Hwy 3B, Rossland, BC

Phone: (250) 362-7722

Email: info@rosslandmuseum.ca

www.rosslandmuseum.ca

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