Busy Ladysmith Museum looking for more volunteers to increase operating hours

Museum curator Berhardien Knol says, after Nov. 28, the museum will close until spring due to lack of volunteer hosts.

Editor:

As citizens of Ladysmith, we can all be proud of sharing this beautiful place with the many tourists that visited Ladysmith Museum in the 2013 season, and who showed an appreciation of learning about our interesting and unique history.

Thanks to our local sponsors and the Kinsmen, who built a custom ramp earlier this year, the museum is fully wheelchair-accessible.

Besides many local visitors, we covered every province in Canada and many states of the U.S. this year.

What has been very exciting to our wonderful museum volunteers is that they were able to welcome so many international tourists. Our visitors represented many European countries and some came from as far away as Australia, Japan, China, India, South Africa, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand and Brazil.

Our guestbook shows many great responses of how visitors enjoyed our unique museum with its interesting displays and entertaining stories about events, places and people of Ladysmith history, and our theme of “Ladies of Ladysmith.”

Ladysmith is becoming quite a tourist destination with all it has to offer in heritage buildings and a friendly atmosphere.

As a community, we can rally together to build the town’s profile in an ever-expanding tourist market.

If you have not yet had a chance to visit your local Ladysmith Museum, you need to act fast. Due to a consistent lack of Volunteer Hosts, we need to cut our opening hours and will be closing down completely until next spring after Light Up on Nov. 28.

If you want to be part of the operation of our great museum, including your chance to welcome the world, please contact the museum at 250-245-0423.

Bernardien Knol

Curator, Ladysmith Museum

Just Posted

Arts on the Avenue turns 21 this weekend

1st Avenue will have a weekend full of arts on display Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon

B.C. sockeye returns drop as official calls 2019 ‘extremely challenging’

Federal government says officials are seeing the same thing off Alaska and Washington state

Ladysmith gallery hosts Island Living Art Show

Nanaimo Arts Council exhibition opens at the Waterfront Gallery on Aug. 24

Striking Western Forest Products workers could lose benefits in September

Union, forest company at odds over Vancouver Island benefit payments as strike enters third month

Nanaimo Ladysmith education support workers’ deal ratified

CUPE Local 606, Nanaimo school district and bargaining agent ratify deal, which runs till June 2022

Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

Statistics Canada says new Canadians made up about one-fifth of the voting population in 2016

Speculation tax forces sale of Greater Victoria’s iconic ‘Tulip House’

Bob and Jan Fleming selling their retirement home famous for its thousands of tulips

New police force in Surrey must avoid VPD, RCMP errors made in Pickton case: Oppal

Boots are scheduled to be on the ground by spring 2021

Man at centre of dropped HIV-disclosure case sues province and 10 cops

Brian Carlisle of Abbotsford says Mission RCMP defamed him and were ‘negligent’ in their investigation

Conan turns to the Property Brothers for tips on buying Greenland

Jonathan Scott suggests removing glaciers and mountains to bring in ‘more natural light’

Forests minister visits B.C. town rocked by multiple mill shutdowns

A third of Mackenzie turns out for rally, not much to cheer about

Expanded support to help B.C. youth from care attend university still falling short

Inadequate support, limited awareness and eligibility restrictions some of the existing challenges

B.C. music teacher accused of sexual misconduct involving girls

Police believe other victims could be out there after the arrest of Lamar Victor Alviar

Most Read