A steam donkey chugs away on a hillside in this photo from 1939.

Museum to get up a head of steam for Labour Day

It’s an amazing sight to see this old workhorse of the forest all steamed up

It’s time for the Museum at Campbell River’s Steam Donkey to roar.

In celebration of Labour Day, Monday, Sept. 2, from 12 noon to 3 p.m., the museum will fire up its steam donkey in honour of the island’s rich logging history.

It’s an amazing sight to see this old workhorse of the forest all steamed up.  As part of the festivities, a blacksmith’s forge will be on hand for demonstration.

Restored logging trucks will be on display, including a 1932 920 Kenworth with a 1931 Hayes Anderson 15 ton trailer.

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 “Burning Snags and Raining Ashes: The Bloedel Fire of 1938 and its Aftermath.”