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Railway museum in Prince George hosting Penny exhibit

Penny: Found Memories presents the story and history of the small industry community of Penny, located approximately 130km east of Prince George along the Fraser River.
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The Penny train station at the Central B.C. Railway and Forestry Museum in Prince George.

The Central B.C. Railway and Forestry Museum in Prince George is hosting a new exhibit on an old town in the region.

Penny: Found Memories presents the story and history of the small industry community of Penny, located approximately 130km east of Prince George along the Fraser River. The community developed as a result of two main industries present in the region: railway and forestry. Penny no longer thrives as a hub of industry however; the memories and rich history of this small community remain.

Come explore Penny: Found Memories to discover what a small industry community was like through the experiences of industry and the stories of Penny. Watch the video of how Penny Station was moved to Prince George, and listen to the voices of Penny residents as they reminisce on their time living in a small industry town. Discover the kids’ section with colouring sheets, a scavenger hunt and an operating semaphore.

“The creation of this exhibit has led to so many beautiful conversations about what it means to be part of a community in the north,” Curator Maria Martins said.

The exhibit opens Saturday and runs through Sept. 30 at the Central B.C. Railway and Forestry Museum in Prince George.