Wagon wheel restoration rolls to conclusion

The South Similkameen Museum Society announce that the wagon wheels have been restored and are back on the wagon at the museum grounds.

  • Sep. 10, 2013 5:00 p.m.

 

The South Similkameen Museum Society is pleased to announce that the wagon wheels have been restored and are back on the wagon which sits on the museum grounds.

Donated by Ed Paulson in 1982, the wagon is nearly 90 years old and was used on the Graham-Willis Ranch (now known as the Rocking Chair Ranch) located between Keremeos and Cawston.  The wagon was used by Garnet “Garney” Willis in the 1930’s to haul supplies for sheep herders as they moved the sheep from pasture to pasture.  The wagon was restored in 1989 by Ken Smith and – thanks to the generous help of caring donors – the wheels were recently restored by Danley Carriage And Wheel in Armstrong, B.C.

The Museum Society is inviting the public to the official dedication of the nameplates that honor donors who made this project a reality.

The dedication ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, September 28 at the museum between 2 and 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served.  The occasion will also be the last opportunity for the public to tour the museum this year.

If you would like to donate artifacts or money towards the maintenance of artifacts, we accept all forms of cash including  pennies, and you need not have the coins rolled!  Please call Judy Chisholm at 250-499-2883 and a member of the museum society will be glad to drop by to pick-up your donation.