The Crowsnest Pass Historical Society is proud to present the 8th annual Harvest of Memories, coming September 29th, as the community is once again invited to celebrate the past with a gala event that is of tremendous benefit to the local museum.
The event will be held at the Blairmore Elk’s Hall on Saturday, September 29th.
This past year has been a critical year for the Crowsnest Museum- as temporary closure of the museum was under consideration. The museum needs to raise $40,000 through auctions, raffles and donations to keep the museum open and support its mission to preserve and interpret the history of the Pass and its people.
“It’s always one of our major fundraisers for the year and it helps us get through the slow winter months,” said Chris Mathews, manager of the Crowsnest Museum. “We’re trying to make it grow and ease our financial burden as much as we can.”
Harvest of Memories is every September but this year it was moved to be in conjunction with Alberta Culture Days, and will be hosted towards the end of September.
“It’s a great event and all ages are welcome,” said Mathews.
The Harvest of Memories will again feature the catering by Country Encounters, along with live entertainment by local musicians “Gone Loco,” dancing, raffles and live and silent auctions.
The museum is a non-profit organization, and relies heavily on the generosity and support of their membership, local businesses, community members and former residents to help meet their fundraiser target.
The Crowsnest Pass Historical Society is proud to present the 8th annual Harvest of Memories, coming September 29th.
“If people enjoy the museum, this is a great way to give back to it, and have a good time doing it,” said Mathews.
Tickets are available for $40 per person, $75 for a couple, and $280 for a table of eight.
RSVP deadline for the event is Monday, September 24th. A total of 200 tickets are currently for sale.
For more information, or to make arrangements to contribute a donation or purchase tickets, contact the Crowsnest Museum at 403-563-5434.