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Museum is open for the season


The Swan Valley Historical Museum (SVHM) may not have opened this year with the usual fanfare and gathering that they usually have, due to the social precautions put in place by public health officials.
But, the SVHM is still open for the summer and ready to explore, with hours available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 1-5 p.m.on weekends. Cost of admission is $5 per person. Children 12 and under are free.
SVHM President Neil Brown noted that there is little planned for scheduled events this summer.
“We may have a little bit of a Harvest Festival with the displays outside,” he said. “We are planning on putting on the light show again (later in the year) because that would be a drive-by thing.”
Brown added that while there is a lot of uncertainty as far as what they will and won’t be able to do in the near future, volunteers have been keeping busy with maintenance and doing whatever they can.
The miniature train that was being built around the perimeter of the museum grounds was also scheduled to have a grand reveal this spring, but work to finish that project has been at a standstill so far.
“We’re going to work on it and it will be finished, but not on the deadline we thought we had,” assured Brown.

Jeremy Bergen