Ashcroft Museum collecting stories

The Museum is hoping to record memories of old Ashcroft as well as the life histories of the town's pioneers.

Come share your memories.

The Village of Ashcroft would like to invite those who have stories to tell about Ashcroft to come share their memories. Your story could be a personal memory, or it could be a tale handed down from a previous generation. All we ask is that it involves some aspect of the history of Ashcroft, whether it be a person, a building, a business, or anything else that you can recall.

A list of themes has been prepared, in the hope that these will stir up many nostalgic tales. The Museum is looking for stories pertaining to: Agriculture / the Ashcroft Cannery; Ranching / Cattle Drives / Rodeos; Highland Valley and Mining; Ashcroft Hospital; Schools; Transportation / Trucking / Railways; Village Life and Community Events (Mayday Picnics, Dances, etc.); Stores and Businesses; Sports; Churches; Sawmills and the Lumber industry; and Entertainment (e.g. the Opera House).

Sunday afternoons beginning in October have been set aside for participants to sit down, put their feet up, visit, and share. The Ash-Creek TV Society will be recording these discussions, so that future generations will have a glimpse into Ashcroft’s past. If you have memories to share about one or more of the above topics, we would like to hear from you. Spaces are limited, but we will do our best to include as many participants as possible. For more information please call Kathy at the Ashcroft Museum (250-453-9232), Monday to Friday from 9 am – 5 pm.

“Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.” (Oscar Wilde)