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We have dreamed of this for many years and finally our dream has come true.
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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Creston, BC Museum

15 June 2017

Another cloudy and rainy day so we decided to visit the Creston Museum after a stop at Tim Horton's for coffee and donut.

Entrance

Museum

Sidewalk with Old Tools Embedded in Sidewalk


Skimmerhorn known as the Creston Valley sits between the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains and on the Kootenay River/Lake. The rich soil of the valley was created 12,000 years ago by the glacier melt and populated by the Kutenai. Agriculture is the main industry with many orchards and farms.

As you walk the grounds, you can view an extensive collection of old farm, forestry and industrial equipment and machinery. Also a 1921 Model T Ford.



Display of old Equipment

Farm Equipment

Wagons 

1800 Sleigh

Ford Model T-1921

Farm Tractors




There is also a small trapper's cabin and  schoolhouse dating to 1913.

Trapper's Cabin

Interior

1913 Schoolhouse

Interior-Grades 1-8


Inside exhibits depict life in Creston and the Valley in the 1800 and 1900's.  There is also a model railroad display.

Mercantile

Dining Room

Ornate Fireplace

Medical & Dental Surgery

Very Primitive EKG Machine

Women's Display

First Nation Display

Relaxing


A museum worth visiting.

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