Our season has wrapped up and we are ecstatic with what we have to share.
We take this opportunity to thank our people of this wee village (and surrounding area) of Lumby. The museum was extremely vibrant and alive again this year, thanks to you all. Without the support of our people and visitors from away, it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to keep the Lumby Museum open.
Our “longest clothesline of gloves” has truly been the “eye-catcher” of our “eye-candy” collections. We did something that is seldom allowed in museums, with our hands-on displays this year. We featured our always popular “wildlife stuffies” (taxidermies) with the chance to feel the difference of the furs. The younger, and not-so-young people, checked out carbon paper, an old toaster, a cast-iron dutch oven, and the manual and electric typewriters seemed to be a big hit.
We boast an awesome year! Our little museum saw folks from all over the world — Germany, Switzerland, Zimbabwe Africa, Holland, Wales, England, Mexico, Bermuda, Washington, every province across Canada, Lumby, Vernon and from all over B.C. During Lumby Days we hosted 172 guests, with a total attendance for the year of 489!
On Aug. 11, we had the most delightful and unusual visitors (thanks to Sandy and Linda from our very own Lumby Dollar Store who sent them over). The Lumby family from England came specifically to Lumby, B.C. because of their Lumby last name. They will do some research to see if they are related to Moses Lumby (who our village was re-named after). If you don’t know the original name, then you did not check out the Lumby Museum this season.
Georgie Hay is vice-president of the Lumby Historical Museum.