While in Creston, be sure to visit the "Stone House" Museum, located near the shopping mall. The museum grounds are filled with fascinating remnants of the past. Outside, investigate a trapper's cabin and turn-of-the-century schoolhouse, pose for a photograph in front of an historic steam locomotive, and examine early farm machinery. When you make your way indoors, you will have plenty of opportunities to learn about pioneer life in the Creston Valley. Visit an early store and doctor's office, examine the unique Kootenay Canoe, and chat with pioneer ladies and prospectors. The museum's renowned talking mannequins and knowledgeable tour guides help bring history to life at the "Stone House" Museum.
The museum building itself is worth a second look. Built over a fifteen year period, it features thick walls, four hew-stone fire-places, and various styles of stonework. Keep an eye out for the animal figures and vehicle windshields embedded in the walls, and the crypt built into the floor.
The "Stone House" Museum prides itself on its changing exhibits and varied events. This year, take in Art Walk '98 during July and August. A special exhibit commemorating the centennial of th Crows Nest Railway will be on display throughout October, 1998.
The "Stone House" Museum has been called one of the best small museums in British Columbia. A visit here will be a highlight of your vacations!
The museum is open daily, 10:00-3:30, from mid May to October. Tours are available at other times by appointment. Please phone or fax (250) 428-9262.