General News · 16th July 2013
Cortes Museum & Archives
A great big THANK YOU, Cortes community! You put the Museum's celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Manson's Landing "over the top"!
Ceremonies hosted by Lynne Jordan and Nancy Kendel officially opened the Museum building's expansion and the new Manson's Landing exhibit. Ribbon cutters were 3 young Manson relatives—Jeremy, Angus and Ezra Ellingsen—representing future generations who will continue the Museum's archives and artifact collections.
A special presentation to Mike and Donna Manson by Jill Hatfield of the Ministry of Agriculture recognized Sunny Brae as a heritage Century Farm, having been in the Manson family for over 100 years as a working farm.
Over 150 guests enjoyed entertaining performances of harmonies by the Sutil Tones (Judy, Dianne, Elinore, Andy and Bruce) and the flute and harp of Laurel Bohart. And then there were refreshments that included finger foods, smoked salmon and a big cake!
Thank you to everyone who made the event such a success—all the organizers, the set up and cleanup crews, the volunteers who hosted guests in the expanded rooms, TeenSzene youths for helping with trays of food and cake, Martha Abelson for her beautiful flower arrangements, and Jurek Trzesicki and Richard Trueman for taking photographs. (See some of their fantastic photos below. Additional photos will be posted in the photo gallery of the Museum's "Special Events" section, accessible through the "Special Sections" heading on Tideline).
The Cortes Museum gratefully acknowledges generous financial support from Canadian Heritage, BC Arts Council, BC Gaming Commission, Strathcona Regional District, Vancouver Foundation, Tides Canada Foundation, Coastal Community Credit Union, and many generous private donors. This support has brought to fruition the Museum's dream of expansion and proper climate controlled storage for archives and artifacts.
Visit the Cortes Museum to see the new Manson's Landing exhibit and ask for a tour of the new expansion. The Museum is open for the summer every day (except Mondays), 10am to 4pm. The Museum appreciates all the community support it receives.
The crowd celebrates (Photo by Richard Trueman)
A portion of the new Manson's Landing exhibit (Photo by Richard Trueman)
Songs by Sutil Tones (Photo by Jurek Trzesicki)
Mike and Donna Manson accept a Century Farm Award from the BC Ministry of Agriculture (Photo by Jurek Trzesicki)