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Taking a closer look at historic St. Joseph's

July 13, 2016 1:38 P.M.

A chance to learn more about one of Kamloops’ oldest churches comes with a special run of the 2141 this Saturday, July 16.

Kamloops Heritage Railway and Tk’emlups First Nation host a guided visit to St. Joseph’s Church, a new event on a busier schedule for the 2141 this season. Tk’emlups guides will provide a brief talk and tour of the Catholic church, built in the 19th century and designated a Canadian heritage site. 

The church is completely restored and its artifacts restored, including a gilded altar. As well, homemade bannock will be available for an added enticement.

The same tour, which departs at noon, continues next month, Aug. 6 and 20.

And, no, Bill Miner isn’t on summer vacation. The rolling train robbery show continues: July 7, 14, 21-22 and 28-29; Aug. 4-5, 11-12, 19, 26-27. These are 7:30 p.m. departures in July and 7 p.m. in August.

Tipis, Drums and More, another Aboriginal heritage tour, is set of July 15 and Aug. 18. Again, these are 7:30 p.m. departures in July and 7 p.m. in August

As well, there are three special tours tied to periods in history, dubbed the Time Travellers Club. They run: 1900-1940, July 9; 1940-1960, July 30; and 1960-1972, Aug. 13. These are noon departures.

The versatile musical duo of Sabrina Weeks and Mike Hilliard is along for the ride Aug. 25 at 7 p.m.

For all departures, passengers are asked to arrive 45 minutes prior.

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