Slocan City’s main street is seen in a ca. 1920s postcard.

Postcards from the past

On November 21, local historian and Nelson Star reporter Greg Nesteroff will be sharing his extensive collection of old postcards.

During the past 120 years, photographers have captured Slocan Valley communities in their most favourable light to print postcards that promoted the Slocan Valley.

On Thursday, November 21, local historian and Nelson Star reporter Greg Nesteroff will be sharing his extensive collection of old postcards at the Threads Guild building (old schoolhouse) at Perry Siding.

This event is at 7 p.m. and is the third in a series of local history presentations sponsored by the Slocan Valley Historical Society.

Local author Rita Moir will also attend this presentation. Her recent book The Third Crop captured some of the amazing photos and stories from our past.

She is currently working on a project to make digital copies of private photo collections and documents that are important to our local history. As well as creating digital copies for the local archives, she can provide digital copies to the collections’ owners free of charge.

If you own or are aware of old photo collections, be sure to speak with Moir at this presentation.

You’re encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to view our past as captured in these old postcards, to meet and talk with Nesteroff and Moir and to find out more about the Slocan Valley Historical Society and its work. Feel free to bring along any interesting old photos or artifacts you own to share and discuss with the group.

For more information about this event, call Joyce Johnson at 250-355-2230.