To help celebrate the 120th birthday of the Township of Spallumcheen the Armstrong/ Spallumcheen Museum and Art Society (ASMAS) is inviting everyone to visit the Museum Gallery this weekend to view its ever expanding display of barn photographs.
“We launched the barn project during Heritage Week in February 2012 by inviting anyone to submit photographs of their favorite barns and we ended up with a great collection of barn images,” said Marion Tucker, museum volunteer.
“This time we have expanded the display to include photographs of barns that the museum has collected for our inventory project as well as historic barn pictures from the archives.”
ASMAS received a grant from the township which has allowed it to have the images professionally enlarged and mounted.
The opening reception will take place Saturday, from 3 to 7 p.m. with refreshments provided by the museum and art gallery volunteers.
The exhibit will also be open on Sunday, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Museum volunteers will be present to discuss the barns and collect information, stories and names associated with these great old buildings.
“So do join us and enjoy the great diversity of barns in Spallumcheen. And if you have a favorite barn perhaps you would share it with us – in photograph form or historical information,” said Tucker.
“Everyone seems to love barns and these icons of the rural past truly inform us of the agricultural history of our beautiful Spallumcheen Valley.”
For more information call the museum at 250-546-8318.