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Preeceville Museum to reopen for season with salute to Ukraine

Salute to Ukraine encouraged by Preeceville Museum in its re-opening season
The Preeceville and District Heritage Museum is looking forward to a full season of welcoming visitors and is featuring a theme based on Ukraine.

PREECEVILLE - The Preeceville and District Heritage Museum is looking forward to a full season of welcoming visitors.

The museum will be reopening with an open house on May 25 at 2 p.m.

“This year our theme is Salute to Ukraine,” said Agnes Murrin, chairperson for the museum.

“Come on by and have coffee and some delicious poppy seed cake,” encouraged Murrin. “Visit the museum and especially visit our beautiful Ukrainian room. We have many artifacts and beautiful dance costumes. The dance costumes were donated over the years and most recently by the late Iris Rivney. The room has been lovingly looked after by Lorna Brodziak and Mary Petrowski. Mary recently passed the torch to her daughter Carol Gawrelitza but still comes by to check on things. Mary is an Honorary Life Member of the Museum and is always welcomed.

The community is so supportive of the museum. Items that have come in over the winter are: history books from nearby towns, beautiful old school books and children’s books, pictures and some great items for the church room.”

Over the winter and this spring, the museum participated in the Remembrance Day Service, Festival of Trees, Spring Trade Show, and had its annual general meeting on May 3.

The museum sold out of copies of Lines of the Past (Preeceville History Book) and received requests from all over Canada for this book which is popular with anyone with a connection to the community as well as anyone researching their family. The museum managed to get it reprinted and again have copies for sale.

“This year weather permitting our spring cleanup will occur on May 11. We plan on holding our annual chili and homemade bread day on July 13 during Old Home Week and a hamburger sale at the market in September,” said Murrin.

Projects planned for this year include some outdoor painting and landscaping.

The museum will be open from 1-5 p.m. every day in the summer except Mondays until September.

“Come by and visit your museum. We often hear, ‘I live here and have never been here.’ Let’s change that statement and have everyone come visit,” concluded Murrin