Fernie & Elk Valley Culture Guide Winter 2020-21 Edition - Page 10

HISTORY & CULTURE fernie Museum

130 YEARS OF FERNIE HISTORY
The Fernie Museum has welcomed over 100,000 visitors since it opened to the public in 2013 . The main floor exhibit , This Is Our Fernie , explores the legends and mythology , fires and mining disasters , and stories of the commercial , sporting , and community life over the past 100 + years . The exhibit features several new digital kiosks . Stop by and chat with one of the knowledgeable information desk staff for events , activity , heritage and interpretive information .
master spinner Gayle Vallance , paintings & prints by Michael Hepher , Elk River Apiaries Honey and Korite Ammolite Jewellery .
MAIN FLOOR EXHIBIT
TRITES AND WOOD MUSEUM GIFT SHOP
The museum gift shop features a curated collection of items inspired directly by the museum ’ s collection , and life in Fernie . Products include a range of books featuring local and Canadian history , and Fernie & area -inspired items and local artwork including scarves and blankets by
This Is Our Fernie explores the legends and mythology , fires and mining disasters , and stories of the commercial , sporting , and community life over the past 100 + years . Information is presented through a series of engaging displays including a timeline , artifact collections , and digital kiosks . Kids love exploring the ‘ see and feel ’ identification boxes and working century-old cash register and discovery drawers .
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