Museum "Gets Physical" with new exhibit

August 18, 2006
News Release

QUESNEL, B.C. – The Quesnel & District Museum and Archives is getting physical with its latest exhibit.

The newest addition to the museum, Let’s Get Physical will take you back in time. Articles, artifacts, and photographs tell the story of Quesnel’s sporting history.  Lawn bowling, billiards, lacrosse, and hockey are just a few of the early sports which were played in Quesnel.  The exhibit also features our newest acquisition, a large collection of Quesnel Kangaroos memorabilia.

“Quesnel has a long history of fine athletes, such as the Marsh and Keen families, and outstanding athletic achievements,” said Councillor Ron Paull, Quesnel City Council’s liaison to the Museum and Heritage Commission. “What better way to remember them than with a featured exhibit at our museum. It will also encourage people to get active, as our community has embraced the goal of becoming 20% more active by 2010.”

The exhibit opened August 5 and will be on display at the museum for the remainder of the year.

“The programming at our museum continues to evolve through exceptional displays reflecting the local culture of our region,” said Heritage and Museum Commission Chair Lorna Townsend. “As a Commission, we are proud of the fine work being done at the museum.” 

The Quesnel and District Museum and Archives, funded by the City of Quesnel, is open seven days a week.  Hours of operation on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The museum reverts to winter hours on September 5, which are Tuesday to Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Admission is $3 for adults and $1.50 for youth ages 13 to 17. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

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