29th Annual Winnie’s Hometown Festival
Only 2 months left until the Annual Winnie’s Hometown Festival!!
The White River District Historical Society is excited to be hosting the Historical Re-enactment of the purchase of Winnie, and the ShirtTail Parade afterwards from the CP Station to the Arena.
Also be sure to check out our Annual Bear Raffle Table at the Tradeshow, taking place Friday from 5 pm to 9 pm and Saturday from 12 pm to 5 pm!
Stop in for a Visit to White River Museum!
“What will I see at your museum that would make it worthwhile?”
This is a question that many ask. We feel our museum holds a great deal of Canadian history.
Surely you have heard of Canada’s famous Group of Seven. At the museum you will see a print of the original painting of White River done by the last artist in this famous group – A.J. Casson.
White River was founded in 1885 by the Canadian Pacific Railway. At the museum you will see many early CPR artifacts, such as:
silver that was used in the dining cars; a blanket used in the sleep cars; items used to repair tracks; a telegraph system; photos and much more.
More about White River and CPR.
Needless to say, we have household articles as well, such as a two-burner coal oil stove and a very early electric washing machine. Also, there are clothing articles, such as a handmade christening dress.
Don’t forget Winnie the Pooh was once a real bear and we have pictures of this bear including many Pooh items, and a video of her in her habitat at the London Zoo. Pooh can be found sitting with other bear artists’ bears, as well as bear books.
In our Gift Shop you can purchase Pooh items from mugs to T-shirts, Christmas ornaments and a great deal more. We also have an Olde Fashioned Candy Shop within the Gift Shop. Pooh Museum Items for Sale.
See you at the museum and learn about our early North Pole Bake Shop as well as other history here in White River!