R.J. Haney Heritage Village could use your help locating a specific set-piece for a new exhibit.
Exhibit technician Ian Tait is busy building the newest addition to the Montebello building – the E.A. Palmer’s Family Butcher Shop.
The family butcher shop is being recreated from archival images. Enlarged scanned glass plate negatives yield amazing details, says curator/archivist Deborah Chapman.
Palmer Creek is named after the Palmers, as was Palmer Street, which disappeared with the highway.
They settled in Salmon Arm in 1888 and had the first cows in the district. AJ was a Liberal and ran provincially but was not elected.
In 1905, Mrs. Palmer, Emma, had the first trades licence issued by the Salmon Arm District Municipality – quite a feat for a woman in that day and age.
Museum staff are looking for several artifacts, such as the old-fashioned scale in the photograph. It hangs from the ceiling, has a large dial and measures in pounds, not kilograms.
Do you have an antique scale to donate? If so, please contact Deborah Chapman, curator/archivist, at 250-832-5289.