The Creston Museum has been telling the stories of the Creston Valley for forty years now. To celebrate, we’ve invited members of the community to tell the stories we haven’t told: stories about coming to Canada, of being a new member of the community, of things left behind and things gained in Creston.
The result is “40 Years, 40 Voices” – a community-curated exhibit that opens on Blossom Festival weekend.
Kader tells us about his first driving experience.
Aaron is sharing some of his unique artwork.
Anne describes her journey to Canada.
These are just a few examples of the presentations people have created for this exhibit. Some of the stories were inspired by objects in the Museum’s collections. Others reflect people’s memories and experiences in their home countries or communities.
They all tell us what’s important to the people of the Creston Valley.
The exhibit also includes micro-exhibits about historic cultural communities in the Creston Valley: Sikh, Black, and Chinese communities, and a Japanese family forcibly relocated during World War II.
There’s even a place for visitors to continue adding to the exhibit by sharing their stories.
The exhibit opens to the public at approximately 12:30 PM (following the Blossom Festival Parade) on Saturday, May 20. It’s a feature throughout the Blossom Festival weekend, so come on down any time and check it out!
Admission is by donation.