Recent Pemberton Museum News

Stawberry Tea Success

Another Successful Strawberry Tea

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On June 27 the Pemberton Womens Institute held their anual straberry tea on the Museum grounds. The Event was a great success with almost 200 served customers at the museum and  330 off site, that means over 500 shortcakes were served!

The Pemberton Women’s Institute is valued by the Pemberton and District Museum and Archives. The first meeting of the Pemberton W.I. chapter was held in 1940. As early as 1943, Frances Decker appealed to the W.I. for a permanent record of the Pemberton pioneers. This appeal led to the creation of the Pemberton Pioneer Women’s Committee, consisting of Mary (Mollie) Ronayne, Frances Decker, and Margaret Fougberg, who then began collecting records and artifacts associated with Pemberton’s first settlers. The current museum and its collection would not have been possible without the initiative taken by the Women’s Institute. For more information come by the museum and visit our W.I. display in the Sam Jim House.

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