May 28th from 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm, head to Gibsons for George and Charlotte Gibson Day.
Presented by the Sunshine Coast Museum & Archive, George and Charlotte Gibson Day is the SCMA’s annual event commemorating the arrival of the Gibson family to West Howe Sound in 1886. This year is the 125th anniversary! To celebrate this historic occasion, we have invited local playwright Robert MacDonald and Actor/Director David Short to produce “A Day in the Life of George and Charlotte”, along with children from the Driftwood Theater School. Starting at the shores of Armours Beach, George and Charlotte land in the boat Swamp Angel and start their journey up the hill to the museum where the drama begins.
There will be live music and a Town Crier narrating as George & Charlotte, along with their two boys and six daughters, re-enact a typical day in the 1880’s, dressed in period costumes and using artifacts from the Museum. After the performance, we’ll have cake and refreshments, live music, and a slide show on the history of Gibsons. You will have a chance to meet some of the living descendants of the Gibsons and other pioneer families, as well as our new Board of Directors.
Come on out to this all-ages event, support your museum, and learn more about our local history!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
12:30 pm to 1:30 – Armours Beach to Sunshine Coast Museum:
A historical re-enactment of the landing of the Swamp Angel and the arrival of the Gibson Family at Armours Beach and then a procession through town as the family travels from the beach up to the Museum along Marine Drive and Gower Point Road.
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm – in front of the Museum:
A performance by Matthew Lovegrove on acoustic guitar and Bruce Devereux as Town Crier, narrating the historic landing of George Gibson 125 years ago and a re-enactment of “A Day in the Life of George and Charlotte” by actors David Short, Roza Rogers, and the Driftwood Theater School.
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm – in the Museum:
Open House with tea, cake, and other refreshments, live music, and a slide show.
For more information: Call 604-886-8232; email at email@example.com; go to “News & Events” on our website http://www.sunshinecoastmuseum.ca; or check our blog http://sunshinecoastmuseumandarchives.blogspot.com.
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