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NEWS RELEASE · 25th July 2012
Heritage Park Museum
Heritage Park Museum is pleased to present a free lecture on the traditional usage of local plants by Tsimshian peoples tomorrow (Thursday, July 26th) at 7:00 p.m. Originally scheduled with Melodie Johnson, George Cooley of Kitsumkalum will instead be talking about the use of plants such as devil’s club and soapberries. The lecture takes place in the Dance Hall at Heritage Park Museum (4702 Kerby Ave.). Refreshments will be served. Please call the museum to register.

During Riverboat Days, Heritage Park Museum will host several events, including a historic downtown walking tour, children’s museum workshops, and two showings of Ma Lambly’s. On Tuesday, August 7th at 7:00 p.m., an interpretive walking tour will meet at Brolly Square (at the corner of Emerson and Lakelse), continue through downtown Terrace, and end with a reception at the Terrace Economic Development Authority (TEDA) office in honour of the building’s centennial. It was built in 1912 as Terrace’s first police station. The $10 tour fee includes the booklet My Town: A Walk with the Founder of Terrace by Cindy Hansen. Call the museum to register.

The Riverboat Days Museum Workshops are intended to engage children and youth in the creative Tsimshian traditions of our area. All workshops take place at Heritage Park Museum from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., and are $5 per child. On Monday, August 6th, and Wednesday, August 8th, children will be instructed in elementary Sm’algyax. On Tuesday, August 7th, there will be a cedar rose and mat weaving workshop. On Thursday, August 9th, there will be a miniature button blanket making workshop, which will also outline the cultural significance of crests. On Friday, August 10th, the children will be bussed to Kitselas Canyon for a guided interpretive tour.

At 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 9th, Dr. Norma Kerby, biologist, conservationist, and local historian, will give a talk entitled ‘Pioneer Plants in Early Terrace.’ The free lecture takes place in the Dance Hall at Heritage Park Museum (4702 Kerby Ave.). Refreshments will be served. Please call the museum to register.

On and off throughout Riverboat Days, fibre artist Rachel Almer will also be demonstrating natural dyeing at Heritage Park Museum.

We are open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day of the week. Admission is by donation, and tours are available in both French and English.