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Past comes alive in Heritage Village

‘A living museum’ describes R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum, a 40-acre historical showcase where the past comes alive in beautifully restored and replicated buildings that date back to the early 1900s, filled with authentic exhibits.

Haney House, a restored farmhouse, dates back to 1910, The Mt. Ida Church, Broadview schoolhouse, Beemish building, Newnes Blacksmith Shop, fire hall, A.D. Meek filling station, Lester and Thomson Garage, Queest Look-out Tower, a log Chinese cook’s house and Kew Homestead log home complete the town atmosphere.

Marjorie’s Tea Room, located in the Village, serves lunches and old time favorites. It also caters to many weddings, luncheons, reunions or staff parties.

Reservations are required for the popular Dinner Theatre, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings in July and August.

The Museum features the Ernie Doe Archives Room. Find original glass plate photos from the early 1900s. Reproductions are available for sale. In the archives you will find information on the people, places and historical facts and events of Salmon Arm.

Several special events are held each year at the Village to depict different eras and create an educational experience for the public.

The Museum and Village are open May 16 to September 22, Wednesday through Sunday. The Ernie Doe Archives Room and museum are open Wednesdays and Thursdays all year round. Come and see the new exhibits.

R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum is located at 751 Highway 97B just south of the Trans Canada Highway junction, five minutes from downtown Salmon Arm. Admission is by donation but there is a small admission fee for guided Haney House and Village tours.

 

For information, to book a special event or reservations for the Dinner Theatre, call the Museum Office at 250-838-5243 or email info@salmonarmmuseum.org. Visit our website for events listings www.salmonarmmuseum.org

 

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R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum
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Address 751 Hwy 97B NE
PO Box 1642
Salmon Arm, BC
V1E 4P7
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Phone (250) 832-5243
Fax (250) 832-5291
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Past comes alive in Heritage Village

‘A living museum’ describes R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum, a 40-acre historical showcase where the past comes alive in beautifully restored and replicated buildings that date back to the early 1900s, filled with authentic exhibits.

Haney House, a restored farmhouse, dates back to 1910, The Mt. Ida Church, Broadview schoolhouse, Beemish building, Newnes Blacksmith Shop, fire hall, A.D. Meek filling station, Lester and Thomson Garage, Queest Look-out Tower, a log Chinese cook’s house and Kew Homestead log home complete the town atmosphere.

Marjorie’s Tea Room, located in the Village, serves lunches and old time favorites. It also caters to many weddings, luncheons, reunions or staff parties.

Reservations are required for the popular Dinner Theatre, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings in July and August.

The Museum features the Ernie Doe Archives Room. Find original glass plate photos from the early 1900s. Reproductions are available for sale. In the archives you will find information on the people, places and historical facts and events of Salmon Arm.

Several special events are held each year at the Village to depict different eras and create an educational experience for the public.

The Museum and Village are open May 16 to September 22, Wednesday through Sunday. The Ernie Doe Archives Room and museum are open Wednesdays and Thursdays all year round. Come and see the new exhibits.

R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum is located at 751 Highway 97B just south of the Trans Canada Highway junction, five minutes from downtown Salmon Arm. Admission is by donation but there is a small admission fee for guided Haney House and Village tours.

 

For information, to book a special event or reservations for the Dinner Theatre, call the Museum Office at 250-838-5243 or email info@salmonarmmuseum.org. Visit our website for events listings www.salmonarmmuseum.org

 

What We Offer

Dinner Theatre

Always popular, Dinner Theatre begins July 3rd with shows Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays during July and August. An old fashioned meal and interactive play promises to delight audiences; reservations are a must.

Exhibits

Standing on the site of a pioneer farm, R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum is the Shuswap’s biggest heritage attraction. Take a guided tour through Haney Heritage House a 100 year old farm house restored to a more genteel time. Explore a village of relocated and replicated buildings. View the Queest Mountain Forestry Tower, Broadview School, Mt Ida Church, Salmon Arm’s first filling station, Fire Hall, Newnes Blacksmith Shop, Lester and Thomson Garage, and more.  Not to be missed is Sam Beemish’s “home studio” with the largest public collection of cylinders and records in Western Canada.

In the Museum’s gallery there’s something for the sports enthusiast.  See an intriguing display of Salmon Arm Hockey memorabilia and learn about “Maw’s Jam Eaters”, the team that made hockey history in 1939.

In the same building discover the exhibit “The Story of Ruth: the Water Colour Journals of Arthur Adair Brooke”, a beautiful selection of 28 digitized images illustrating a father’s love for his daughter.  Beginning in 1921, Brooke recorded the babe’s development in water colour paintings like modern parents snap digital images. Follow the story over to Marjorie’s Tea Room and see Ruth growing up in “the Valley” at the Mt. Ida District.

Gold Panning

Haney Heritage Village is child friendly. Stop a few minutes and let the kids pan for “Haney Gold” and watch their eyes sparkle! Lunch or an ice cream in Marjorie’s Tea Room is always a popular treat.

Heritage Gardens

Curious about our heritage gardens? Surrounding Haney House is a special place designed by landscape architect Patricia Reith. Get ideas for heritage plantings and feel free to ask our gardener for advice.

Marjorie's Tea Room

Located on the lower floor of the historic Broadview School, Marjorie’s Tea Room provides visitors with a special place to congregate for tea or coffee. Lunch is available daily when the Village is open, The menu consists of homemade soups, sandwiches, salads, lavender lemonade, fresh scones and desserts.

The quaint setting is an ideal place to bring a group for lunch. If you have a social lunch meeting or business lunch we can fax or email the menu to your group and have lunch waiting at a designated time to expedite the occasion. You also have the option of sitting outside at picnic tables, at tables on the deck of the museum building or inside our Tea Room. Just let us know!

Marjorie’s Tea Room is renowned for its rhubarb crisp and lemon scones, made from scratch. All foods served are healthy choices with no deep fried products available. What better place for a relaxed setting in our Heritage Village so close to the downtown?

Marjorie’s Tea Room caters onsite to several weddings, reunions and business meetings each year. The outdoor setting in the Village for larger groups makes an ideal location. Contact our Visitor Services Coordinator at 250-832-5343 for details and pricing.

Walking trails and Geocaches

Need to stretch your legs? Take a walk on our 1.1 km nature trails. The easy 30-minute stroll takes the visitor through four climatic zones. With our field guide in hand, identify the plants used by the First Nations and pioneer families for food and medicine. If you like treasure hunting and have a GPS unit, try looking for hidden geocaches; it’s a great way to find new areas to explore.

Weddings and receptions

The Village is also a wonderful venue for weddings, the charm and warmth of our historical Mt. Ida Church offers old-fashioned storybook romance. Picture yourself, sweeping down a staircase of a historic school house in your gown and veil or gracefully walking through a heritage garden, amidst fragrant beds of flowers. The beautiful lawns are a spectacular setting for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions and we guarantee your family and friends will be delighted.  Planning a reunion?  Think of booking R.J. Haney Heritage Village, we can easily accommodate 100+ guests. Marjorie’s Tea Room can cater all your special events.

May 8, 2012

Marjorie

Located on the lower floor of the historic Broadview School, Marjorie’s Tea Room provides visitors with a special place to congregate for tea or coffee. Lunch is available daily Wednesday to Sunday. The menu consists of homemade soups, sandwiches, salads, and desserts.

The quaint setting is an ideal place to bring a group for lunch. If you have a social lunch meeting or business lunch we can fax or email the menu to your group and have lunch waiting at a designated time to expedite the occasion. You also have the option of sitting outside at picnic tables, at tables on the deck of the museum building or inside our Tea Room. Just let us know!

Marjorie’s Tea Room is renowned for its rhubarb crisp and lemon scones, made from scratch. All foods served are healthy choices with no deep fried products available. What better place for a relaxed setting in our Heritage Village so close to the downtown?

Marjorie’s Tea Room caters onsite to several weddings, reunions and business meetings each year. The outdoor setting in the Village for larger groups makes an ideal location. Contact our Visitor Services Coordinator at 250-832-5243 for details and pricing.

2nd Cook

For July and August only. The Second Cook will work in food preparation, baking, serving, and clean-up of the Kitchen to meet all standards set out by the First Cook. In conjunction with the First Cook, the Second Cook is responsible for the organization, cleanliness, efficiency, and smooth running of the kitchen. The Second Cook shares in responsibility for quality of food and service in the Tea Room. Preparation and clean up of Dinner Theatre meals, lunch and special events are regular duties of this position.

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Visitor Services Assistant

R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum, in beautiful Salmon Arm, BC is looking to hire a student that is currently in studies and will be returning to school in the fall. They must be between the ages of 16 and 30, a Canadian citizen, be willing to register in the Young Canada Works inventory, be willing to commit to the full duration of the work dates and treat this as their primary job. The position is full time (37.5 hours/week), Wednesday to Sunday, starting May 2nd and ending on August 21st, 2011, with a wage of $11.50 per hour. We operate a local museum and heritage village which is open from mid May to the end of September. The student should therefore have an interest in history and be willing to learn about our local history, buildings and people. Most of our programs and events are centered on local history and characters. The student will assist our Visitor Services Coordinator in the planning and execution of our events, planning for weddings and parties held at the village site, assist with our 24 dinner theatre shows, and as all staff members do, greet visitors, make them feel welcome and answer the many queries. The position requires reception skills, helping run the school program, administrative work and handling cash. Applicants should have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to work as a team member, able to multitask and at times be able to function under hectic conditions with a smile. Computer skills using Microsoft Office products such as Word and Excel are required. Some knowledge of the theatre would be an asset but not necessary. Resumes with references should be mailed by April 15th , 2011 to the General Manager, Salmon Arm Museum and Heritage Association, Box 1642, Salmon Arm, BC VIE 4P7,or emailed to djarman@salmonarmmuseum.org

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Actors/Village Assistants

R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum, in beautiful Salmon Arm, BC is looking to hire 4 students that are currently in studies and will be returning to school in the fall. They must be between the ages of 16 and 30, a Canadian citizen, be willing to register in the YCW inventory, be willing to commit to the full duration of the work dates and treat this as their primary job. The position is full time (37.5 hours/week), Wednesday to Sunday, starting June 3rd and ending on August 26th, 2011, with a wage of $11.50 per hour. This organization operates a local Museum and Heritage Village which is open from mid May to the end of September. The student should therefore have an interest in history and historical events and be willing to learn about our local history, buildings and people. The positions are for actors to present our 24 episodes of a Dinner Theatre, our most important event of the summer. The play is written by a local playwright who will be involved in the direction of the production. The student should have acting, music, singing and dancing experience and will be directly involved in developing costumes and props. The village also organizes other events, weddings and Village tours. The student will participate in the setup, implementation and breakdown of these events. General janitorial and some maintenance will also be involved. Applicants should have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to work as a team member, be able to multitask and at times be able to function under hectic conditions with a smile. Resumes with references should be submitted by May 2nd, to the General Manager, Salmon Arm Museum and Heritage Association at PO Box 1642, Salmon Arm, BC VIE 4P7 or emailed to djarman@salmonarmmuseum.org Note that we are an equal opportunity employer. The position is dependent on approved funding from Young Canada Works, an approved Government of Canada project.

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