Guest Blog Post by Nevin Thompson
A large number of veterans live in Sidney and the surrounding area, and the museum is sharing theirs and others’ stories, feelings, and memories of the armed forces through artifacts, pictures, and texts.
In fact, Sidney has been a contributor to the armed forces for at least a hundred years, and this is showcased in this exhibit as well.
This exhibit runs throughout November annually.
Established in 1971, the Sidney Museum has served the community of Sidney and North Saanich since then. Run by the Society of Saanich Peninsula Museums, the museum promotes awareness of local heritage through exhibits, programs, and collections. Its permanent collection consists of over 6000 items.
In addition to its permanent exhibits, the museum also features rotating monthly exhibits. These temporary exhibits include everything from an annual Quilting display, a Teddy Bear Christmas Display, and of course the famous 3-month long Lego Exhibit.
The Society of Saanich Peninsula Museums is a non-profit organization, and the Museum is open to the public by donation. Admission by donation.