Museum Curator Beth Boyce has been working hard at installing the new exhibit, opening at the anniversary event at the Museum June 16.

Campbell River museum to celebrate anniversary with free family event

  • Jun. 7, 2018 6:00 a.m.

It is a big year for the Museum at Campbell River.

In 1958, 60 years ago, the organization was formed by a small group of local history enthusiasts. Today, it is a world-class museum, with diverse year-round programming, a large collection of artifacts, and a lot of reasons to celebrate where the organization has come from over the last 60 years.

So celebrate they will.

On June 16, the museum will be hosting their anniversary celebration, which they are calling 60: The Party!, from 11-4.

The DJ is booked, the Pelletier family is on board to be making the original Del’s Burgers from 11:30-2:00, the Steam Donkey is getting ready to run, and a whole host of activities is planned that celebrate 60 years.

And of course, you can’t have a party without cake. The cake will feature artwork painted locally celebrating the museum that will be featured on banners throughout the city starting later this month, and will be ceremonially cut at 1 p.m.

The party also coincides with the opening of their feature exhibit – 60: Collected Stories from the Museum at Campbell River, and the release of the new book of the same name.

The museum encourages you to bring the whole family, come enjoy a Del’s burger (cash sales only for the burgers), see the new exhibit and take in the day’s festivities at the free community event. For more information go to crmuseum.ca/60

The museum is at 470 Island Highway, with access from 5th Avenue. There will be limited parking available on site, but there is street parking available nearby.

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