Kaleden museum holding grand opening on May 11

Concept began during community’s 100th anniversary celebrations in 2009

 

 

The Kaleden Museum is holding a  grand opening on Saturday, May 11 from 2 to 4 p.m.

 

The museum has been three years in the making, its’ beginnings dating back to the Kaleden Centennial in 2009.

At that time, an outdoor display of local photos and artifacts generated a lot of interest amongst Kaleden residents. Additionally, $10,000 was raised during the centennial celebrations to put towards the establishment of the museum.

 

The Kaleden Museum Society, a registered charity,  was formed with Susan Kelly serving as Chairperson.

Since 2009, the group has put together some interesting displays of old photographs, artifacts and fruit labels dating back to the days when the fruit growing and packing industry dominated life in Kaleden.

The museum is housed in the meeting room of the Kaleden Community Hall. Plans are for museum operations on a casual basis for the time being. A sandwich board will be placed in front of the community hall to indicate when the museum will be open to the public.

Kaleden and area residents are invited to come and have a look at the past this Saturday.