• Dawn Riley

Vermilion Heritage Museum Opens For Season


Tracy Stafford and her nephew Bobby checking a piano out. Bobby is taking one of the museum’s teddy bears on tour with him. Photo Dawn Riley

Only open sporadically during the pandemic, the Vermilion Heritage Museum is back to its regular hours for the summer season. From 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday to Sunday until the Labor Day weekend, visitors can spend a few hours taking in the region’s colourful history, and check out how life has changed in the area over the past couple of centuries. The museum is full of many memories and treasures donated to share with all. Over the past three years, they have received many new items and have some of them out ready to teach about the past.

Some of the local schools will be bringing students in on year-end field trips this June, and the volunteers are looking forward to greeting visitors. Children who come to visit can take one of the museum’s teddy bears on their tour with them, which helps keep little hands busy rather than touching items. The bears are always available, just ask a volunteer where they camp out.

“We are so glad to be open, and had a few visitors on the long weekend,” states Jean Murie, “We are looking forward to a great season, come and see the new items we have.”

The museum is always looking for volunteers, contact Jean Murie at 780-581-0634 for more information on helping out.

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