Kilby General Store celebrates 110 years

The Kilby Historic Site is celebrating its 110th anniversary of the general store on Sunday

The Kilby Historic Site is celebrating its 110th anniversary of the general store on Sunday.

On August 14, 1906 Thomas and Eliza Kilby opened the general store in the once thriving mill town of Harrison Mills. Today the Kilby General Store is preserved as a designated B.C. heritage site and is a splendid reminder of just how things used to be.

The day will take on an old-fashioned summer carnival theme. Enjoy live entertainment by Chris and Karen from Rewind performing British songs from the 1920s to now. Children can enjoy a variety of carnival games with loads of prizes. Then get your face painted, and join in on the fun at the craft tent.

There will be a variety of vendors on site for visitors to browse the market, plus a barbecue and corn roast.

“I encourage everyone to take part in the 110th anniversary celebrations at Kilby. Heritage sites such as Kilby offer a snapshot into the past,” says Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

There will also be unveiling a new exhibit in honour of John Green and his extensive research on the elusive Sasquatch. Green was an important part of the Kilby Museum since the government purchased it from the Kilby family back in 1972 when he formed the Kilby Historical Society.

The celebration begins at 11 a.m.

Kilby Historic Site is located at 215 Kilby Rd. in Harrison Mills. More info: 604-796-9576, info@kilby.ca, www.kilby.ca.

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