Lunch time speakers at the museum

Sooke Region Museum launches series of speakers to fill noon hour

History of the BC Provincial Police topic for noon time series

The Sooke Region Museum is hosting a series of talks during the lunch time hours.

On Thursday, May 8 from noon to 1 p.m. author Lynne Stonier-Newman will be reading from her book and taking questions.

Her book is titled, Policing a Pioneer Province: The British Columbia Provincial Police 1858 – 1950.

Lynne Stonier-Newman was born in Quesnel, where her father was the BCPP highway patrolman. She now lives in Kamloops, where she is a technical writer, marketing consultant and history buff whose articles, fiction and poetry have been published in a variety of periodicals.

On Friday, May 9, she will also be doing a talk at Point Ellis House from 1 – 2 p.m on her book: Peter O.’Reilly: The Rise of a Reluctant Immigrant.

The Sooke Region Museum is located at the corner of Sooke and Phillips Roads. For more information on the museum and its programs and exhibits call 250-642-6351 or www.sookeregionmuseum.com. Within the museum’s exhibit galleries, highlights of the region’s history and culture are presented through First Nations artifacts, historic photographs, dioramas, displays and scale models depicting the history of the region.

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