Museum to fire up steam donkey

It’s time for the Museum at Campbell River’s Steam Donkey to roar with fire!

In celebration of Labour Day, Monday, Sept. 1, from 12 noon to 3 p.m., the museum will fire up its steam donkey in honour of the island’s rich logging history.

Historically, on July 23, 1894, the Canadian Government enacted legislation making Labour Day the first Monday of September of each year into a national holiday.

The annual celebration of a ‘workingman’s holiday’ is celebrated every year at the museum.

Steam was a significant factor in the history of labour and the development of Vancouver Island. It’s an amazing sight to see a Steam Donkey all steamed up.

A working steam donkey model will also be  on hand to demonstrate  the type of work they achieved.

As part of the festivities, restored logging trucks will be on display, including a 1932 920 Kenworth  and  the Museum’s own 1930 Hayes-Anderson.

And the Museum’s amazing Lego collection will be outdoors for the kids (and parents) to play with.  Free coffee will be available.

Inside the Museum be sure to check out the exhibit Unexpected Treasures in the Changing Gallery, as well as the recently opened Watershed exhibit and kiosk.

This is sure to be fun for the whole family.

Head to the Museum this Labour Day.

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