Lac la Hache Elementary School students pose for a picture last year during a visit to the 150 Mile House Old Schoolhouse while donned in period wear. Cindy Neufeld photo.

Schoolhouse staff looking for ‘old timers’ to share their stories

The historic 123-year-old 150 Mile Schoolhouse will be open this summer

The historic 123-year-old 150 Mile Schoolhouse will be open this summer thanks to grants from Student Employment Canada, the Cariboo Regional District, the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society and the B.C. Retired Teachers Heritage Committee.

A local university student, Jade Johnson, has been hired to act as a historical interpreter, to show people around the building, answer questions and do some research into the building’s history.

Starting July 2nd, the school will be open for drop-in visits from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays and on alternating Mondays and Saturdays.

Members of the public are urged to come and check out our local history and to see the many photographs and artifacts that are on display.

Read More: HAPHAZARD HISTORY: The interesting history of the Rose Lake Lodge

As part of the summer employment, Jade will be doing some historical research, including interviewing seniors who attended the school in the past or who lived in the area.

It’s important to get the memories and the recollections down before they are lost. We are asking any “old timers” who have some stories to tell about the 150 Mile area and schoolhouse from the old days to contact Jade at jadejohnson1999@hotmail.com to arrange for an interview session.

Our local history is important and it’s well worth preserving.

Barry Sale is a local historian and freelance writer for the Williams Lake Tribune.


Do you have a comment about this story? email:
editor@wltribune.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Ryan Fritz coming to play at Longhouse Sept. 28

Williams Lake will be very fortunate to have Cowboy and Western Folk singer Ryan Fritz perform

Salvation Army kitchen garden a growing contribution for Williams Lake

An initiative to grow vegetables for the Salvation Army has been a huge success

Williams Lake Film Club begins 2019-2020 season with The Biggest Little Farm

A family-friendly farming flick with rave reviews will be sure to delight lakecity audiences

Homeless situation ‘heartbreaking’: Temple

Temple has been a street nurse for three years and has seen poverty increase in the Cariboo

Fire claims two historic buildings in downtown Williams Lake

Several other businesses damaged by water used to fight the blaze

VIDEO: Grizzly bears fight along northern B.C. highway in rare footage

Cari McGillivray posted the head-turning video, shot near Stewart, B.C., to social media

Handgun crackdown, health spending and transit plans latest campaign promises

Friday was the end of a busy week on the campaign trail

B.C. woman photographs massive ant swarm on Abbotsford driveway

She asked what the ants were doing? The answer: war

Police arrest B.C. phone scammer linked to illegal call centres in India

Person arrested in Burnaby here on a work visa, says police

Air Canada forced girl, 12, to remove hijab: civil rights group

The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations calling for change

Man from Winnipeg who was hiking alone found dead in Banff National Park

RCMP say the man was hiking alone on Mount Temple Thursday

Takaya, B.C.’s intriguing lone wolf, seen eating seal and howling away on Discovery Island

Fun facts about Takaya the wolf, like his a 36-hour tour around Chatham, Discovery Islands

Resident finds loaded shotgun inside a duffle bag in Kelowna alleyway

RCMP seized a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, ammunition, clothing and other items

Graffiti, calls and Snapchat: RCMP probe string of threats targeting Kamloops schools

There have been nine different threats made to four different schools in the city

Most Read