Museum closing for the season at end of October

The 2014 season is being hailed as a success for the Ladysmith Museum

The 2014 season is being hailed as a success for the Ladysmith Museum, but with the end of the summer tourist season and a shortage of volunteers, it will be closing at the end of this month.

“After some extensive upgrades and the creation of additional exhibition space earlier this year, the 2014 season has seen an increased number of visitors,” curator Bernardien Knol said in a press release. “It has been exciting to see the growing interest for our  history from local residents and youth groups this year, as well as the many international visitors who travel through Ladysmith; however, now that the summer tourist season is over and with an ever-present shortage of volunteers, we have decided to close down for the year at the end of October.”

The Ladysmith Museum will be open Thursday, Nov. 27 from 2-6 p.m. for Light Up and then will open again Friday, Dec. 5 for Old Tyme Christmas.

Knol says they will also make every effort to open the museum by special request from any interest group during the winter season. To make a request, contact the Ladysmith Historical Society at 250-245-0100 or e-mail ladysmithmuseum@shaw.ca.

“Thank you Ladysmith for your ongoing support,” said Knol. “A huge thank you to our very special volunteers for doing a wonderful job and who enjoyed meeting many interesting people from around the world. We hope to see you all back, as well as a few more, come Spring 2015.”

 

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