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“Small and Quaint”
Review of Greenwood Museum

Greenwood Museum
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Greenwood
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Prince George, Canada
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Small and Quaint”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Enjoyed this little piece of history and a nice added touch was my little girls received a little package with copper and slag

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Tamara J
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Doreen M, Director at Greenwood Museum, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to our museum and hope that you will come to visit us again.
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English first
Renton, Washington
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110 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“If you like history done well stop here”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

A very small museum that is well presented with staff that knows what is there and gives you an insight in the past via exhibits and artifacts. $3.00 per person is worth the stop allow 45 minutes

Visited July 2013
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Thank Maithean
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Doreen M, Director at Greenwood Museum, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Greenwood Museum! Please come and visit us again and be sure and ask for a tour of the old courthouse, built in 1903.
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Penticton, Canada
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38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Worth the stop”
Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

Stop in this little place as we went for a motorcycle ride - very interesting -- little known fact about the mining & Japanese in the community - didn't realize just how much mining was around the area - lots of fun facts

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank miketoner
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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good background info.”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

It only took about a half hour to see the museum, but it was worth the trip. The little town of Greenwood is a phtographers dream.

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Mary R
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Coquiltam, British Columbia, Canada
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134 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
“REFLECTS A SMALL CITY WITH NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The museum completely captures the essence of Greenwood's up and down history. The boom days of the 1890's to 1918 are very well presented. It certainly helps to have a humongous tailings pile with abandoned mine structures just down the street. Plus, Greenwood's city centre still comprises many of the buildings from that era. Greenwood's decline through the thirties to near extinction is very well captured. An invitation from Greenwood's Mayor to Japanese-Canadians displaced by their forced evacuation from coastal British Columbia in 1942 reversed the decline. Greenwood survived and is today Canada's smallest city. The exhibits relating to this period are rather poignant as Greenwood was one of the only places to welcome displaced Japanese-Canadians. Over 200 came. The museum documents one of the only positive events of this otherwise very shameful chapter in Canadian history. Many people could learn about tolerance and its rewards from a visit to the museum. The Japanese aspect is of national interest and anyone passing through Greenwood with their family would benefit from visiting the museum to gain a better understanding of how the displaced Japanese fared. Overall, we appreciated its focus on the local area and the supplementary information provided. The dedication of its staff and volunteers is certainly reflected in the quality of its exhibits. The museum is well "signed" on south side of the main street (Crows Nest Hwy 3) with ample parking. It also serves as the local Visitors' Centre.

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Oluf
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