The site visit to the Keremeos Museum was the team’s second overnight trip this summer. The Museum was in the process of moving from its original building (an old holding cell) to its new location: the former Keremeos Masonic Hall. The building was quite spacious and came with a piano, much to Eamon’s delight. On our second day in Keremeos, Eamon and I were interviewed and photographed by a reporter for a local newspaper, so we’re looking forward to seeing what she writes about the project!

Our three days there were very productive: we captured over 900 original scans of locally published books, photographs, negatives, and documents. Sharon was also able to migrate the museum’s large collection of pre-existing scans of photographs and their relevant metadata records, so overall it was quite the successful trip!

Evenings were spent going for walks along the Similkameen River and listening to our host’s fascinating stories from his life as a trapper. We also made our fair share of furry friends on this trip: Buck, our hosts’ dog, who showed his enthusiasm for us kicking a ball for him by twirling on himself and Clochette the kitten who came to visit with her owner and explored the Masonic Hall.