Cyril Holbrow is Clayburn Village’s resident historian. The Clayburn Village Museum holds an open house this week in celebration of Heritage Week.

Cyril Holbrow is Clayburn Village’s resident historian. The Clayburn Village Museum holds an open house this week in celebration of Heritage Week.

Clayburn Village Museum celebrates Heritage Week

Abbotsford site holds open house from Feb. 21 to 23

The Clayburn Village Museum celebrates Heritage Week with an open house from Feb. 21 to 23.

The museum will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. on those days and is located in the basement of the heritage-designated Clayburn Schoolhouse at 4315 Wright St.

Clayburn is B.C.’s first company town, dating back more than a century to the construction of the village and brick plant in 1905. The museum houses a railway scale model of the Clayburn Company Ltd. brick plant and the company-built village, circa 1925.

Many photos and artifacts are also on display, along with an old-fashioned schoolroom.

Resident historian Cyril Holbrow, 97, is still sharing his knowledge and experiences of working for Clayburn Industries and also as a Second World War veteran.

The Clayburn Village Museum is regularly open from 1 to 4 p.m. every Saturday during July, August and September.

Visit clayburnvillage.com for more information.

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