Turn of the century hideaway turns murderous


Salmon Arm’s R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum always offers visitors a throwback to the turn of the century.  On a 40 acre chunk of property on the outskirts of Salmon Arm, located at 751 Hwy 97B, a street has been re-created lined with many of the heritage buildings from Salmon Arm’s past, with from blacksmith shops to the original radio station, an old gas station and a firehouse. This by donation destination (with the exception of special events) is ran by a society of volunteers eager to keep these pieces of  history alive.

One of the popular events that the village holds every summer is a series of dinner theatre  on an open air stage amongst the trees, just across from a hundred year old church. This years Villains and Vittles Dinner Theatre production has been written and directed by Salmon Arm Resident Peter Blacklock, the play being set in  1885, at a time when the railroad was still being pushed through our province.  The city had not yet been established, and few buildings made up what is now Salmon Arm including Dutch Charlie’s Gambling House and Brewery it is here that the story takes place with a unique flair of music and drama, that is sure to entertain the entire family as they watch the events of the story “The Mystery of Dutch Charlie” unfold.

Admission to the Theatre includes home cooked dinner true to the pioneer era including all the fixings. With showings Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings until August 26th.

Reservations are a MUST and tickets are on sale for; Adults $24 Seniors $21 and Children under 13 are $14. You can make reservations by calling the museum at 25-832-5243 or visiting the website here .

Keep up to date with other events at the museum on their facebook page, whether its the upcoming Music in the Village (July 23), or antique car show (August 14) or anything in between, the village offers something for everyone.


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