The Wilidlife Museum in Boissevain has enjoyed a reasonably good summer and museum operators are keeping the doors open a little longer than normal.
The Irvin Goodon Wildlife Museum includes a gift shop, artisan’s market showcase and the Moncur Gallery which is a collection of ancient artifacts: arrow points, ceremonial stones and other First Nations historical findings.
Melissa Perkins works with the Municipality of Boissevain-Morton and coordinates day to day activities at the museum. “Considering this was our first summer being open at the Wildlife Museum since Covid hit it was a real success.”
“We had visitors literally from all over the world. So many different countries every single week and it was great to see people out and visiting again.”
Mid summer the Museum had a set back when heavy rains caused some flooding and forced the museum to shut down for about two weeks before reopening in mid August.
“We’ve had a good two or three weeks since then and we’ve decided to try something different with the extended hours of operation this month. For the first three Friday’s in September we’ll be open. That’s September 9, 16tand 23” said Perkins.
Museum operators are hoping to attract more visitors and they’ve also had interest from school tours and group tours.