The Kettle Valley Pioneers presented their 34th annual Elgin Historical Show August 10th to 12th. Dan Patterson Conservation Area was filled with antiques related to farming (tractors, machinery and implements) plus food vendors, displays and music.
Though rainy skies put a damper on some days of the event, Sunday brought sunny skies. See the slide show below for some scenes from the final afternoon of the show.
Above: The Patterson cabin was open for a peak inside, and as a place for handcrafters to demonstrate their skills. Amongst them, Madeleine Jenkins worked at caning a chair.
Above: Frank Sagi brought several artifacts from the Dairy Heritage Museum and enjoyed the opportunity to chat with many people who could tell him more about the items from personal experience or from having seen them in use. Frank has worked at the museum over the summer on a wide variety of projects.
Above: Rebecca Buis, who has worked at the Forge and Anvil Museum over the summer answered questions about the display from the Sparta and District Historical Society. There is a buzz of activity and initiatives happening there, including the opening of a second museum and cultural centre at the former Sparta United Church and planning of celebrations for Sparta’s 200th anniversary in 2013.
The hum, clank and roar of working machinery is always an attraction for attendees of all ages at the show. At left, Hayden tours the show with Grandpa, Tom. The Gay Lea Dairy Heritage Museum will offer more family fun on the pioneer theme, Saturday August 25th. The museum will present their First Annual Pioneer Fun Day from 10am-4pm, with interactive displays and games, prizes, museum tour, demonstations, homemade ice cream demo, bouncy cow, and more. Visit www.dairyheritagemuseum.ca for more information.