Historical society creating storytelling project

Stories will reflect on the history of Harrison Lake

An oral history project titled “Harrison – A Working Lake” is in the process of being completed by members of the Agassiz Harrison Historical Society.

The goal will be to preserve an important part of our community history. Funding has been secured thanks to the federal grant “New Horizons for Seniors” and a provincial grant “BC Creative Communities”.

The history goes back to the Gold Rush trail era.  “Harrison – A Working Lake” will capture the stories of logging, transportation on the lake, homesteading, mining, fish and life in camp. Harrison Lake and the Harrison River were predominantly the first areas of pioneering in the Agassiz, Harrison Hot Springs and Harrison Mills area.

The Agassiz Harrison Historical Society is excited to begin this project and looks forward to telling the story of the men and women whose lives have been impacted by the Harrison.

A host of volunteers will work this winter interviewing and then editing the transcripts. By May 2014, we will present an exhibit “Harrison-A Working Lake” at the museum telling the story of the working lake.

We are inviting you to be part of this history and welcome you to join in and share your stories, whether large or small.

The Historical Society will host an informational session to share the project and discuss how you can get involved, at  2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Agassiz -Harrison Museum.

We look forward to you joining us. If you are unable to attend please phone the museum at 604-796-3545. Please let us know if you will need any assistance in transportation to the museum for this information session.

 

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