Council in review: Fate of Hobson Museum weighs heavy on council

Wayne Deorksen, owner and operator of the Hobson Museum in Vanderhoof spoke before council members on Aug. 8

Christina Millington

Omineca Express




Wayne Deorksen, owner and operator of the Hobson Museum in Vanderhoof spoke before council members on Aug. 8 to bring light to the significance of the historical landmark in the heart of downtown Vanderhoof.

“We need to save and keep the Hobson collection together,” said Deorksen.

Deorksen was given the responsibility to bring the history of the Hobson family to the community of Vanderhoof by Cathy Hobson.

“It’s an ever-growing collection of old Vanderhoof,” said Deorksen as he laid out his efforts and accomplishments regarding the museum to council members in hopes to gain the necessary support and funding to continue in the years to come with showcasing the fine artifacts that the Hobson family had so graciously gifted to the community.

Mayor Gerry Thiessen expressed his interests to see the museum flourish.

“We want to be involved as a community,” he said.

Claire Neilsen of Vanderhoof has taken the time to tour the museum, and as a community member she couldn’t be prouder to have such a collection right here in Vanderhoof.

“It’s an amazing jewel,” said Neilsen.


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