The school year is over but at the Greater Vernon Museum, class is still in session.
Reminisce about your school days or come see what the classroom looked like when your parents or grandparents were in school, with the 1950s school room display.
“Do you remember learning to handwrite? Do you still handwrite? If you need a refresher, we have practice worksheets for you,” said Denise Marsh, marketing and communications co-ordinator.
Archivist Barbara Bell has been busy designing two new displays at the museum.
In addition to the ‘50s classroom, she has created a display celebrating the Vernon Fire Department’s 125th anniversary.
The Vernon Fire Brigade and the Fire Brigade Band display features early firefighting gear, a fire brigade band uniform, photos, stories, and architectural plans for the 1903 and 1911 fire halls.
“Pull up a chair and watch the home movie of the daily routines of the 1950s Vernon Fire Department firefighters, on and off duty, as recorded at the time,” said Marsh.
The museum is at 3009-32nd Ave. and is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., year-round. Admission is by donation.
For more information, see www.vernonmuseum.ca or www.facebook.com/vernonmuseum, or call 250-542-3142.