Museum opens summer hours

Ladysmith & District Historical Society volunteers will be on hand to share interesting facts and tidbits about the town they love

The Ladysmith Museum reopened for the 2016 season on May 6, and Ladysmith & District Historical Society volunteers will be on hand to share interesting facts and tidbits about the town they love.

“Displays at the museum focus on aspects of the local life,” says in LDHS release, announcing the opening. “From the early beginnings around 1900, when houses and hotels were moved here to make Ladysmith an ‘instant town’, where workers in the Extension Mine and their families would live, and where societies and businesses would flourish.”

In its fifth year, Ladysmith Museum has been fostered and developed by Maureen Martin as President and Director of the LDHS. This year Shanon McKibben is joining Maureen and bringing fresh ideas for promotion as Co-ordinator.

“Keep an eye out for some special events planned for this season,” the release says.

Groups can organize tours of the museum any time of the year. Opening hours are noon to 4 p.m. Until May 20 the museum will be opened Fridays and Saturdays; after the May long-weekend, Tuesday to Saturday. Find out more at ladysmithhistoricalsociety.ca.