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Huble Homestead set to open for the season

 

If you’re looking for wide open spaces this summer, Huble Homestead Historic Site is the place to be. As outdoor activities continue to be the safest we can engage in, there’s a lot of fun in store at Huble Homestead this year. Though public events are still on hold, the historic site has a summer-long schedule of public programming that is physically distanced, educational, and fun.

The season kicks off with Spring on the Homestead, three days of programming featuring seasonally themed self-led activities, craft kits, guided tours, and physically distanced games. Visit any day May 22-24 for fun within your core bubble, lunch, and a browse through the General Store. Book in advance if you’d like to save your spot for a heritage demonstration and really get your hands on history.

The long weekend also marks the release of the newest Huble Homestead children’s book. Ceepee and the Fish Campcelebrates Lheidli T’enneh history through the eyes of a young girl, and will be available for just $10 at the Seebach & Huble General Store, as well as at Books and Company and partner museums throughout the region.

May will close out with a scavenger hunt themed activity weekend running Friday, May 28 to Sunday, May 30. Visitors of all ages can explore the historic site in a whole new way as they find and do all of the items on the scavenger hunt list. Bring a picnic or buy lunch from the barbecue, and you’re guaranteed an enjoyable few hours in the fresh air as you work at your own pace to earn your prize.

The historic site will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day all summer long, and visitors can participate in one of the daily self-led activities, ask for a personal guided tour, or explore solo with a paperless self-guided tour. The General Store will be open, featuring locally made items, old-fashioned candies, pie, ice cream treats, and lunch from the barbecue. The park’s open green spaces are perfect for picnics and lawn games, and a trip to Huble Homestead is never complete without a visit with the chickens and rabbits.

Guests are reminded that masks are required in all indoor spaces at the historic site and that the General Store and Huble house are subject to occupancy limits. Visitors will continue to have access to increased hand wash stations and sanitizer.

“We’ve worked hard to reevaluate the measures we took last year and update them for another safe season, and we look forward to the cooperation of our guests with our requirements,” said Krystal Leason, executive director. “I’m optimistic we can continue to entertain and educate our community though another pandemic summer.”

Huble Homestead Historic Site is located on the unceded traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, 40km north of Prince George, just off Highway 97 on Mitchell Road, and will be open daily from May 22 to September 6. Admission is by donation, and dogs are welcome. To book demonstration timeslots, view activity schedules, and learn more about safety measures, visit www.hublehomestead.ca, or call 250-564-7033.


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