We regularly offer engaging, historical events throughout the year. Our events vary with the time of year, so check back often to learn more about our upcoming initiatives.
Grand Forks Doukhobor Heritage Milling Society
3620 Mill Road
Grand Forks, BC
Pride of the Valley Flour Sales at the Boundary Museum during the Winter season September 1, 2016 to mid May, 2017 Tuesday to Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Pacific Time Zone. Prices range from: 4 kg bags $13.00 and 10 kg bags $20.00 for Whole Wheat and White flour. Bran 1kg Bag $4.00 Rye flour sold in 4.5kg bags $14.00
Bob’s Tool Room…Coming Soon in Digital Format
The Boundary Museum Society held an open house in the Black Hawk Livery Exhibition Building on August 6th to launch their first digital collection management project, Bob’s Tool Room, a collection of over 1,000 non motorized hand tools deeded to the Boundary Museum by the DeMaertelaere family that the public will be able to enjoy via a new interactive visual program being designed by Les Johnson, volunteer IT consultant and museum enthusiast.
The Museum is very proud on the partnership with the Boundary Woodworkers Guild who took on building the display to showcase the many tools. With many hands and summer student funding from Young Canada Works, the new exhibit is nearly completion.
Visitors have expressed their amazement having never seen a collection of this magnitude under one organization. Thank you to everyone who worked alongside the lead team under David Bevan’s guidance, including Peter Kootchein, Dan McLean, Bob McTavish, Lee Derhousoff and summer student Emma Chapman.
Community Education Programs
Event-A-Day Spring Break Program that was held in 2015 for children ages 5 to 12 was the perfect opportunity for youth to learn the history that has flowed through our community since the early Sinixt First Nations transitioned through and hunted in the valley to the early 1800’s when forestry, mining, agriculture lead in the economic growth and settlement unto the arrival of the Doukhobor in early 1900’s.
Here’s a sample of what the children in the program created on our Movie Making Day shooting ‘on location’ at the museum.
Scheduled Demonstrations (July and August on Thursdays)
Bread Baking in the Authentic Outdoor Brick Bread Oven
Volunteer bakers rise early on Thursday morning to hand bake bread in a historic, outdoor brick oven. The Pride of the Valley flour we use is milled locally at the Grand Forks Doukhobor Heritage Milling Society’s original 1915 location on Mill Road using non GMO Organic regionally grown grain and applying the same technology they built over 100 years ago. We proudly sell 4 varieties of the flour in our gift shop.
We invite you to come out and experience the historic bread making. Local bread makers enjoy this summer Thursday event where they tell their stories and share recipes…. the aroma of fresh bread baking fills the air!
Interested in helping out? We are always looking for volunteers to assist with this summer program as well as an opportunity for you to learn how to use our historic brick oven. Contact us to find out more!
Blacksmith Shop (Available for group advance bookings)
Brian Tubrett joined the Boundary Museum volunteers in early Spring sharing his passion for Blacksmithing that is very evident in the detail he takes to prepare for special events. Brian brings many skills when he volunteers at the Museum including carpentry, painting and generally referred to as ‘The Man With The Hammer!’
Monthly Meetings Held at the Boundary Museum & Interpretive Centre
Boundary Museum Society
We meeting every 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 PM.
Granby Wilderness Society
We meet every second Tuesday of the month at 4:00 pm.
Boundary Historical Society
We meet on every third Tuesday at 2:00 pm except July.
Boundary 4-H Multi Club
We meet for outdoor dog agility and obedience programs on the Museum grounds.. Please contact Madelaine Espenhain at 250-443-3191 or Erin Perkins 250-584-4612 for specific dates and times during the Spring and Summer.
Grand Forks Elks Lodge #493
We meet every 2nd Monday each month except July and August at 7:00 PM.