Summer student Monique Wong is hard at work making displays.

Summer student Monique Wong is hard at work making displays.

Museum features Stampede history

June is Stampede month in Williams Lake and at the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin.

Pat Skoblaniuk

Special to the Tribune/Advisor

June is Stampede month in Williams Lake and at the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin.

This significant event is documented in the museum displays, from the beginning to present.

The museum will be open every day of the Stampede including Sunday, June 29 with special displays highlighting rodeo events, and featuring unique traditions and personalities.

A complete history of the Williams Lake Stampede is permanently displayed on large story boards with pictures and accounts of each year’s events and names of competitors and winners.

The museum is located downtown on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Borland Street.

There is plenty of parking in the parking lot or on the street and it is an easy walk from most places downtown and from the Stampede Grounds.

Open hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There is an admission charge of $2 for adults.

Children 12 and under are admitted free.

The building is totally wheelchair accessible with ramps and elevator.

It is a great place to bring your out-of-town visitors to learn about the history of Williams Lake and area.

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