Guests enjoyed an open house Sunday at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre

Discovery Centre still being discovered

Best turnout yet for open house at Doukhobor museum

Chris Stedile

 

Castlegar News

 

After completing several renovation projects, the Doukhobor Discovery Centre decided to host an open house this past weekend.

The place was packed with folk music, great food, even better people and a whole lot of feel good vibes.

Residents came out to celebrate the rich heritage of the Doukhobors.

“We are trying to build awareness,” said administrator Lisa Poznikoff, “as many people don’t even know we’re out here. We also wanted to show appreciation to those who do  know we’re here and support us.”

All of the talent on hand was local, from the band Never Too Late  up to MP Alex Atamanenko joining Nick Plotnikoff for some classic folk singing.

Amidst the list of recent improvements, explained Poznikoff, were brand new sidewalks in the courtyard, new stairs to the barn, a kiosk sign and new flooring in the Selkirk Weavers room.

The centre has more to come down the road.

“We’re developing an artifact storage room and an interactive display room,” Poznikoff said. “Instead of regular museum policy of ‘don’t touch that’ it will be ‘please do touch everything.”

 

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