Museum deserves its own, larger space

I had the privilege of viewing the new home of the Sicamous museum on March 31.

I had the privilege of viewing the new home of the Sicamous museum on March 31. The group of people responsible for all the extensive arrangements to enhance the confined space deserve commendation for all their efforts.

Despite admiration for all their hard work, I am disappointed in the lack of space. Wasn’t the big move due to overcrowding in the Finlayson Park facility? In my visits there I recall a far larger variety of antiques on display than would fit into the present cubby hole. Rotation of items does not seem a reasonable alternative to having their own permanent spot. Besides, some ancient artifacts are too fragile for overhandling.

My issue actually lies with the previous administration. When I made my proposal to them several years ago they insisted it had to be in a written letter. I did that and delivered it in person to the office which was then on Riverside Avenue It was never acknowledged either verbally or in written form as to why it wasn’t feasible.

Perhaps some people may remember in a letter to the editor I had suggested the former police station as an ideal site for our museum. Every museum deserves its own building and that seemed then and still does present an ideal location – in my opinion.

Alli M. Graham

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