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Women in History: A Walking Tour
May 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Back by popular demand, our Women’s History Walking Tour!
Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History is partnering with local historian and author Frances Welwood to bring a very different perspective to historical walking tours.
Inspired by Touchstones’ current exhibition She. We. They: The Women Show, this walking tour of downtown Nelson shines the light on historic figures who don’t always show up in the history books. It focuses on women who made their mark on the community like Dr. Isabel Arthur, Josephine Ward and Annie Garland Foster, but also women behind the scenes, the milliners, shopkeepers, cooks, housewives and hoteliers of the town.
“At that time, women did all of the family business downtown, and Baker Street was really the centre of things,” says Frances Welwood. “We tend to think of architecture and business when we are downtown, but Baker Street really was a microcosm of smalltown Canada.”
This special walking tour will take place Sunday, May 20 beginning at Touchstones at 11 a.m. and lasting for 1.5 hours. The walk will cover about 10 blocks, and includes some stairs, so wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle.
There is limited space on the tour, so spots must be booked in advance by calling or visiting Touchstones. The cost is $3 for Touchstones members, and $5 for non-members.