Spring is springing all around Boundary County, and summer is soon to appear. The Boundary County Museum is preparing for its summer opening, when open days are expanded to include Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 pm.
This year the opening day program will be held on Saturday, May 13, beginning at 10 a.m.
Highlights of the day will include the program “Dams in Boundary County, Past and Present.” Mike Klaus will present on the recent renovations of the Moyie Dam, followed by a step back into history with Howard Kent, and the historic dams that have played a role in the county. Howard will also give a presentation on some of the bridges that have spanned the Kootenai and Moyie Rivers.
John Standal will conduct a brief feature on the firearms display, in particular some of those included in the Ross McCall Estate.
Frontier chili, beer bread and cornbread will be served in the Railroad Courtyard promptly at noon. Chili Masters Vic White, Dave Gray and Howard Kent will be serving up their finest chili recipes.
In the afternoon, Laura Anderson will be conducting a hands-on pine needle basket making workshop beginning at 1 p.m. in the Portrait Hall area. All materials will be provided for making the baskets.
Come join in the fun and enjoy your Boundary County Museum! The day will be without charge, but donations are always appreciated.