Doni Eve looks at a display at the Sooke Region Museum.

Connection to Jubillee Wrap-up

The Royal Jubilee exhibit at the Sooke region Museum has ended

Doni Eve looks at some of the memorabilia at the Sooke Region Museum. The summer exhibit Sooke: Connections to Royalty at the Sooke Region Museum was a huge success. Over 12,000 people went through the display from June 24 to Sept. 4. The exhibit gave the entire community a chance to celebrate our Queen’s Diamond Jubilee together.

Visitors from all over the world raved about the photos and items on display, which also prompted many visitors to share stories about their own connections to royalty. People also loved the accompanying booklet, Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee. Numerous people came in to the museum wanting extra copies to send to relatives in England! These booklets are still available even though the exhibit has come to an end.

The Sooke Region Museum would like to thank everyone involved with the exhibit, in particular those who loaned us items from their collections of royal memorabilia. It’s sad to see the exhibit end, but we’re excited to start working on next summer’s exhibit which will display many aspects of local beach culture, said Lee Boyko, executive director of the museum.

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