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Explore Ladysmith’s waterfront heritage

Steam Locomotive 11 will be part of the displays on Feb 24 at Heritage Park.- Photo: Nick Longo

As part of BC Heritage Week, the Ladysmith Maritime Society (LMS) and the Ladysmith & District Historical Society (LDHS) and Stz’uminus artist John Marston are inviting you to see what is new — and old. The public is invited to the Ladysmith Waterfront Heritage Tour on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The LMS Boat Restoration Shop will be open at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for visitors to see the C.A. Kirkegaard restoration progress. Everyone is invited to visit the Heritage Park site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to see the Humdirgen running and talk to the LDHS volunteers doing the restoration work on the track, Steam Locomotive #11, and one of the few Humdirgens left in the world.

There will be cookies and coffee at the Heritage Park Reception Centre, located in the restored first aid shed.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. join LMS in celebrating the re-opening of the renovated Harbour Heritage Centre. See the new slide show, heritage books and exhibits, and learn about the joint LMS and LDHS 2018 education program. If you have not seen it before, you are in for a treat. If you have, come see the changes!

World renowned Stz’uminus carver and artist John Marston will be on site demonstrating canoe carving and more at the Harbour Heritage Centre.

This is a fun family event. Refreshments will be available, and there is plenty to explore along the rails and the waterfront.

Want to learn more? Local history books will be available at the event, as well as the Ladysmith Museum and Archives, with all proceeds going to preserving our heritage. Call 250-245-0100 for more information.

 

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