The Quesnel and District Museum and Archives. Melanie Law photo

Quesnel’s Friends of the Museum wants to hear pulp mill stories

A write up of all the museum’s upcoming events

Quesnel and District Museum and Archives has plenty of events coming up for the season.

On April 10, the museum is hosting an afternoon of reminiscing with those who, from all over Canada, made their way to the Cariboo to set up and work in the pulp mill. The gathering will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum as we invite those who journeyed to Quesnel in the 70s to join the ranks of the employed at Cariboo Pulp and Paper. April 10 1-3pm

Even if you weren’t one of those who started with Cariboo Pulp and Paper, please feel free to join us for an informative and entertaining afternoon! I hope to interview one of the first employees of Cariboo Pulp and Paper, Mickey Ross this week — although she said she wasn’t sure she should be telling any stories lest she lose her pension!

Tell your friends, your former co-workers, and invite them to come for an afternoon of reminiscing filled with memories!

No registration necessary. Come on down and bring any photos or memorabilia you may still have!

Another event, part of our Heritage Speaker series, will be held on Saturday, April 20 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with the authors of Haunted Toys. David Weathery and Ross Allison are two investigators of the paranormal, each with a lengthy and fascinating CV. They will speak about their book, Haunted Toys, at the Quesnel Museum. Mandy, the haunted doll will be in attendance. Admission is by donation.

Next comes one of the biggest fundraisers for the Friends of the Museum. The Friends of the Museum book sale! The book sale is May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is annually held at the Museum. Rain or shine, please bring your donations to the museum from Tuesdays to Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

And once again, in conjunction with the book sale we will have the Antiques and Uniques Sale whereby we sell artifacts of which we may have multiples and/or that have no provenance to Quesnel. We hold the sale in the Visitors Centre and it is May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Browse around, you may find that missing piece or part for your artifacts!

Hope to see you as you spend time at the Museum.

Honey Affleck is an avid volunteer and member of Friends of the Quesnel and District Museum and Archives.

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