The Clinton Museum volunteers have been busy at the site, which is now open for the season. Photo: South Cariboo Historical Museum Society

The Clinton Museum volunteers have been busy at the site, which is now open for the season. Photo: South Cariboo Historical Museum Society

Music, movies, and more at the Clinton Museum this summer

Volunteers are hard at work on a variety of projects and activities

By Ramona Holota

Hey there: happy summer, everyone! There have been plenty of activities at the Clinton Museum in June, and many more are being planned for the summer.

A Grade 10 group from a North Vancouver school came in to visit, and our own David Stoddart Grade 2 and 4 classes have toured the museum. We held a scavenger hunt, which was very exciting, and the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourist Association donated to the museum an original Gold Rush Trail Highway sign. You know the one: a miner carrying his pack and leading a mule. Nice!

We’d like to thank the Clinton Community Forest for their recent grant of $5,000: hats off to you! We also received two other grants to assist with the museum, and they’re greatly appreciated.

Thanks also to our volunteers, who are working on several projects and activities:

• Barn roof: ongoing plans for snow management

• Filing system: clean-up and organization

• Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Planning: ongoing

• Barn/yard displays: tempered safety glass has been installed to keep display items safe and dust free, and we have many more new display signs throughout the museum grounds

• Work bee: completed to get the museum and yard ready for opening day

• Forestry display: this has been in the works for three years and is nearing completion

Thank you to all those who volunteer and who provide idea financial assistance to keep our museum nugget going!

We have hired Bernice Weihs-Anderson to cover the museum in June and September, and will have two summer students in July and August.

There are a few upcoming events, so mark your calendars. A Museum Birthday Bash will take place on June 27, with cake and refreshments available; we’re also working on a yard sale. There will be at least two musical events in July and August, and we will be having at least one movie evening featuring a documentary on the famous packer Cataline. It’s a 50-minute film, and other film evenings might be planned. We’re planning on projecting the film on the barn wall.

Please visit our website ( for more details as plans firm up. You can also call the museum (250-459-2442), or email

Please do drop by and visit us at the museum this summer. It’s open Thursday through Monday from noon to 4 p.m. Large private tours can be arranged. We always welcome volunteers and new members!

Ramona Holota is on the board of directors of the South Cariboo Historical Museum Society

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