Kelly Reiter shows her playful side, looking through the lens of a kaleidoscope; one of the many gifts for children, or adults.

Quesnel Museum open house and sale went well

Museum historic element kept: shop sells gifts with First Nations north-west design and vintage toys

The annual Christmas open house and sale at the Quesnel Museum’s gift shop on Dec. 1-2 was a great success.

Christmas baking and apple cider were available for shoppers to enjoy while they browsed a wide range of locally made merchandise, books on local histories and other beautiful gifts.

To keep in step with the historic element of the museum, the shop sells gifts with First Nations north-west design, vintage toys and handmade items, such as jewelry and decorative pieces.

Local woodturner Robert LeBeck also had a table set up in the Quesnel Visitor Centre. His beautifully hand-crafted wooden bowls, ornaments and buttons were available for purchase during the event.

Museum and Heritage manager Elizabeth Hunter says it’s a nice treat for tourists to have a gift shop exhibiting items with a local feel.

“[There has been] a lot of studies about people’s memories. If you have something tangible that you can take away, every time you look at that you retrieve that experience into your active memory.”

The proceeds from the gift shop provide funds for the maintenance and certain projects necessary for the museum.

One such project was the enclosure of the exterior exhibit in the front of the building.

The Christmas sale is only a two-day event, but the shop is open year-round.

People who haven’t dropped in to check out the goods should put it on their list.


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