A little bit of everything

The Museum and Archives is busy preparing for their annual book sale

The Archives of the Museum will soon be overflowing with used books! Often stacked four feet high, it is a plethora of the written word!  Each year we have the sometimes dubious pleasure of sorting through literally thousands of books – hard cover; paperbacks; fiction; non-fiction; recipe books; self-help books; poetry.

The variety is endless!

We are still looking for donations to our Book Sale – books, puzzles or board games.  Also, don’t forget that when you purchase your Friends of the Museum membership you receive 10 free books!

Drop off your donations this month from 9:30 – 3:30 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday at the Museum.

Unfortunately we do not accept Reader’s Digests or Encyclopedias. Just take them to recycle after you drop off your books at the Museum!

Remember, there’s lots going on at your museum on May 3rd.  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Stop in for coffee before you shop!  And while you are at it, check out our Gift Shop. We have excellent books by local and Cariboo authors.

And this year we will be having our bi-annual de-accessioning sale! (I note that spell check has no correction for that word.) If you recall, de-accessioning items at the museum is the process of dispersing, eliminating and just generally getting rid of items from the museum for which we have duplicates, triplicates and in the case of cameras, 5 – 10 times as many of them as we could possibly use.

The items are categorized and itemized. The manager then contacts the people who have donated the item and asks their permission to take them out of the collection. Those donors are then asked if they object to their artifact being given to another museum or being sold, with all money raised going to the museum for exhibits and acquisitions or if

they want that item back.

The Antiques and Uniques Sale will again be held in the Visitors’ Centre and Patty has promised to have coffee on while you browse and buy.

Hope to see you as you ‘pass time’ at the museum.

The world will never starve for want of wonders. – G.K. Chesterton

Honey Affleck is chair of the museum commission and regular Observer contributor.

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