Historical Society focuses on AGM and opening of 108 site

100 Mile & District Historical Society is having its annual general meeting in the District of 100 Mile House council chambers on April 24

100 Mile & District Historical Society is having its annual general meeting in the District of 100 Mile House council chambers on April 24 at 7 p.m.

The society has 60 members and Tom Rutledge of 108 Mile Ranch is president.

Currently, the main responsibility of the society is the operation and maintenance of the 108 Heritage Site, which houses a museum and several outbuildings with historical value.

Among the buildings is a quaint log church, which Rutledge says already has bookings for weddings this season.

The site opens for the season on May 18 and will be operational Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until public schools break for summer vacation in late June. From that date until Sept. 2, it will be open seven days a week.

The site is staffed by post-secondary school students and Rutledge is pleased to welcome back the same three students from last year – Michal Albrecht, Chelsea Dunk and Connor Sortome.

Last year, the society put a new roof on the museum, at a cost of $25,000, and the goal this season is to repair and replace aging fencing.

Society members are sometimes called upon to help with repairs and maintenance, and Rutledge says they are in need of new members. Membership fees also help enable the society to maintain the site.

To learn more about the society and membership, visit its website at www.historical.bc.ca/main.html.