In hopes of meeting an increasing demand posed by history enthusiasts during the off-season, the Prince Albert Historical Museum will remain open Thursday afternoons.
© Herald photo by Tyler Clarke
Prince Albert Historical Society curator Michelle Taylor is seen next to one of a handful of new electronic displays now up at the museum -- this television system donated by Leon’s Furniture. The museum will be open every Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. until early December, starting up again in January.
“It’ll be just general openings -- if you want to have a look around, ask some questions that’s fine,” curator Michelle Taylor said.
“The volunteers will be here to answer any questions. You can look at the museum and the archives if you want to look at the pictures or books that we’ve got.”
The Prince Albert Historical Society’s museums typically close in the off-season, with Taylor and volunteers remain at the Historical Museum in downtown Prince Albert, providing tours to those who call ahead.
Although people can still call ahead for tours between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Thursday afternoons will be the safest bet, Taylor said, adding that there will be a force of volunteers ready to walk people through the building.
“Our volunteers are a wonderful group of people who put in many, many hours here,” she said.
With many of their volunteers retired, Taylor wants to see young blood in their ranks to add another voice to the group.
Things are progressing with the technological times at the museum. With the recent donation of television sets, the museum has added a new multimedia component, with DVD videos replacing old static displays.
“We’re constantly updating the information to make sure it’s current,” Taylor said.
The museum will remain open ever Thursday afternoon beginning this week through to Dec. 5, restarting again in early January.