Museum to host another ‘Night at the Museum’

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The North Peace Museum is bringing back the figures from the past for their Night at the Museum II event.

In 2015, nearly 100 museum-goers met eight characters from the region’s history in the first event. Now, four new characters are joining the first group of characters, with for an extended stay of two nights.

The characters include seven-year-old interpreter Bessie Gunn, shopkeeper C.M. Finch, George Jeffrey, a freighter on the Fort Nelson Trail, homesteader Vera Loucks, teacher Amy Smith, nurse Anne Young, dentist Dr. Szilagyi, and pioneer housewife Blanche Lansing — who later became Blanche Hipkiss.

Tours are about 40 minutes long, and run every ten minutes. Tickets for adults are $12, for seniors 65 and older are $8, and are $5 for students. Children under 5 get free admission.

Guests will have to register for a time slot in advance by calling the museum at 250-787-0430 or stopping by the museum in person. Registration is limited  to 100 people per night and 10 people per time slot.

The events take place on May 13 and 14, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.