Something new on Front Street!

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Elizabeth Scarlett

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Six new outdoor interpretive panels have appeared along the Front Street north sidewalk in Kaslo, just inside the site fence and overlooking the S.S. Moyie. They replace an older set which, even in its faded condition after nearly 20 years, continued to attract the attention of visitors and strolling Kaslo residents. These panels will provide year-round accessible information concerning the historic ship and Kootenay Lake.

Replacement of the previous panels opened the door to revisiting their function and to a challenging but stimulating process of creating the new ones. A team, which included Society members, an experienced historical interpreter and a designer, put together a theme for each new panel. Text and images followed. The Kootenay Lake Historical Society received funding assistance for project costs, such as writing, design and fabrication from several sources, including Heritage British Columbia, Columbia Basin Trust, Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance and the Community Fund of North Kootenay Lake.

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