Take a trip to Christmas Past at Duncan museum

The Cowichan Valley Museum and Archives is bringing Christmas Past alive during the Duncan Christmas Kick-off this Friday, Nov. 28.

Head to the train station from 5:30-7:45 p.m. to see museum volunteers dressed in period costumes and assuming identities from Cowichan’s past. They will be ensconced throughout the museum displays.

In the King’s Daughters’ Hospital exhibit, Nurse Ellen Lukaitis works to save her patient – a young woman afflicted with a mysterious illness – which she has to do by the end of the evening. Mrs. Ford, standing in for her husband, Post Master Mr. Ford, is working at the post office, stamping copies of archival postcards of winters past for visitors.

There will also be a Christmas craft for kids to do, at a suggested donation of $1. If you can’t get to the museum Friday night, the Christmas train display is on until Dec. 19, and features a model of the heritage designated Duncan Train Station and photographs of Duncan in decades past.

The museum is open Wednesday to Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays 1-4 p.m. Admission is by donation.