Events Countdown on to Gray Creek Museum Days

Countdown on to Gray Creek Museum Days

Gray Creek Hall. Photo: Bohdan Doval

Every July, the Gray Creek Historical Society hosts a pop-up museum at the historic Gray Creek Hall on Kootenay Lake.

This year’s event is Friday through Monday, July 26 to 29, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Come and discover brand new displays, featuring recent donations:

• Maps from David Thompson on up, from the Kootenays and beyond (and some surprises too!)

• The shipwreck site of the SS City of Ainsworth, the divers, and newly discovered stories on the sinking

• Commemorating the passing of Greyhound in Western Canada (which was born in Nelson)

• Newfound art of Will Bayliss, and his collected works

• Vintage cookbooks of old time cooks, with recipes from skunk and moss bread to Grace Oliver’s famous chocolate cake

• Mini-displays with new discoveries and old favourites: new stories by and about Colin Haddon, the McClure family, the Gold Boulder

• Resource books on natural history, tracking, and more

• And highlights from our archives and research

Something for everyone, and cookies too. Free admission, but donations are much appreciated. You can become a member too. Your membership helps keep the archives and activities going.

Gray Creek is 15 minutes south of the Kootenay Bay ferry terminal.