The museum hosts Pioneer Day next Wednesday.

Keep on churning that butter Martha!

Pioneer Day at the museum allows visitors to learn about early pioneer life and then try it out for themselves

We often take the modern world and its many conveniences for granted.

Yet one hundred years ago, the early North Island settlers overcame formidable obstacles every day to survive, and still found time and energy for fun.

The Museum at Campbell River invites you to come explore these two dimensions of pioneer life at the drop-in Pioneer Day, on July 25 from 1-4 p.m.

Costumed guides will tell you all about daily pioneer life, then let you try it out. You can wash clothes the hard way, receive an old-fashioned school lesson, and experience the simple joys of pioneer games and toys.

Finally, staff will be opening the float house to the public for a limited time, where guests will have the chance to dress up in period clothes and pose for a portrait. This interactive day is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. Call (250)287-3103 or e-mail for more information.