Vernon museum hosts community displays

Vernon museum hosts community displays

Frances Bennett brings her tatting skills to the display, A Tatting Tale

The Greater Vernon Museum & Archives’ latest addition is a showcase display entitled A Tatting Tale.

“The hope is that this will be the first of many community displays featured front and centre as you enter the museum,” said Denise Marsh, marketing and communications coordinator at the museum.

First to be featured is Francis Bennett. Bennett learned to tat when she was just eight years old, producing three large pieces by the age of 17. She entered these pieces in the IPE in 1941 and 1942 but due to a polio outbreak at the time she was unable to attend.

If you have a story that you would like to tell and/or sentimental item(s) that you are not quite ready to donate but would like to see on display, please contact the curator at

Drop in to see these winning pieces of art and learn more about Bennett’s story. The museum is at 3009-32nd Ave. For more details, call 250-542-3142.