Get acquainted with the past and learn about the early living and mining conditions in the Slocan District. Spend time browsing the outdoor and indoor exhibits at the Silvery Slocan Museum.
Attendants are on hand to answer any questions about the museum and the fascinating history of the Slocan Lake area.
The main floor of the museum concentrates on the commercial aspects of the 1900s, including an 1897 brick bank vault – the last of its kind, business machines and memorabilia from the New Market Hotel.
The second floor depicts a Victorian bedroom and kitchen as well as artifacts pertaining to daily life. Another room has furnishings from the early Slocan Community Hospital and another has artifacts from the old Knox Church.
Outside the museum, is a restored motor launch called the Lancet, information on the larger boats that operated on Slocan Lake from 1892 to 2006 as well as many interesting exhibits and facts about mining operations in the area.
Open weekends beginning the May Day weekend to July 1; then open daily until Labour Day.
Hours are 10am to 5pm during July and August.
Admission by donation.
NEW DENVER, BC