Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin prepares Heritage Week displays

The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin is celebrating Heritage Week with a display called Heritage Afloat.

The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin is celebrating Heritage Week with a display called Heritage Afloat.

One of the features is a picture of the Soda Creek Ferry dock circa 1932.

Heritage Week runs Feb. 17 to 23. Winter museum hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. until May 31.

The 2014 BC Cowboy Hall of Fame inductions happen March 13 to 16 at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival and April 20 at the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo.

In Williams Lake the inductees will be Clarence Bryson, pioneer/working cowboy, the Norman Telford family, Clarence Petal, working/competitive cowboy.

The Kamloops inductions will include the Steffens Brothers Ranch in the family category, Valentine Haynes, pioneer/working cowboy and the Lewis Fox family century ranch.

Stories and photos of all BC Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees will be on display in the museum.

The 2014 museum executive includes president Ruth Walters, vice-president Karen Piffko, treasurer June Eckert, secretary Carrie Barker, curator Diana French and directors Tom Curtis, Gala Mae Johnson, Sharon MacDonald, Kae Stafford and Ordell Steen.

The museum was closed for maintenance during the first two weeks of January.

It re-opened with a new security system which includes cameras and monitors covering which cover more of displays and include  capability to record activity in the museum.