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Maegan’s first duty every morning is to raise the Canadian and B.C. flags.

Maegan’s first duty every morning is to raise the Canadian and B.C. flags.

This year’s summer student at the Barriere Museum is Maegan Huber.  This is her first year working at the museum, and so far she is really enjoying it.  “When it’s quiet, I read all the interesting history that’s posted throughout the museum, or I read the books in the school room,” Maegan stated.  “I love old books.”

The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday during the summer, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Maegan’s first duty every morning is to raise the Canadian and B.C. flags.  When visitors drop by, she takes them on a tour through the museum explaining what is in each room and answering any questions they may have.

One of the displays is about the local 4H Club.  Currently the museum staff and volunteers are compiling a history of the 4H in Barriere.  They are looking for photo’s and stories about this club and would appreciate submissions from area residents.  Once compiled, a display will be entered at the 73rd Provincial Winter Fair, which will take place at the Fall Fair grounds in Barriere on September 22-26, 2011.

Starting on July 23, there will be the annual quilt show at the museum, where many beautiful quilts will be on display, showcasing the amazing talents of local residents.