By the light of the moon, do you tip-toe to your secret safe to marvel at the treasures you have amassed, wondering what they might be worth? In the morning sun, do you daydream about the games and crafts of days gone by, wondering when you might play again? Dear friend, we at the Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives are here to help. Coming up this February, we have two great community events to inspire you out of your winter den, and I encourage you to take part.
On Saturday, February 21st from 1pm-4pm, drop by the Museum for Heritage Playday, an afternoon of good old-fashioned crafts and games. It’s a time to turn off the television and computer screens and revive the classic spirit of DIY crafts like designing popsicle stick people and creating majestic butterflies inspired by our butterfly collection. If the weather is sunny, there will be sidewalk chalk art, Chinese hackey-sack, and other outdoor fun. And who doesn’t like the sound of flying a rocket to the moon? This always popular
craft will be one of many to enjoy as we celebrate the end of Heritage Week 2015 with fun for all ages and skill levels.
On Saturday, February 28th, join the Museum at the Royal Canadian Legion in Sechelt for the 14th annual Antique Roadshow from 10:00am-3:00pm. Bring down your treasures- anything collectible, unusual, historical or unique and find out their value from professional appraisers. The cost is $15 per item, $20 for 2 items, $25 for 3 items or $30 for an entire collection (all proceeds go to the Museum). There will be a pop-up exhibit, on-site gift shop and a draw to win a Museum Gift Pack worth over $50. This community event is co-presented by Coast TV.
For more information about Heritage Playday and the Antique Roadshow, call 604-886-8232 or visit sunshinecoastmuseum.ca
By Matthew Lovegrove, Curatorial Assistant,
Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives