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Huble Staff Gears Up For New Season

Sunday, April 5, 2015 @ 3:51 AM

Prince George, B.C. – A brand new season of activity is rapidly approaching at the  Huble Homestead, 40 kilometres north of Prince George.

Right now staff is being hired to work at the historic site this coming season,HUBLE LOGO which officially opens May 16th.  Operations Manager Krystal Leason says the Huble Homestead/Giscome Portage Heritage Society is coming off last weekend’s Antique Appraisals at Exploration Place in which $1500 was raised for maintenance and restoration projects at the homestead.  Semi-retired appraiser Ted Pappas was on hand to give his expert opinion on the history and estimated value of objects brought in by the public.

Leason says the items included everything from Inuit carvings to trench art from the Boar War, antique firearms to Persian tapestries.  Pappas had a close look at over 150 items over the two days, with appraisals done at $10 per item.  Leason says the fundraiser was successful adding “we’re looking forward to bringing Ted back in two years” to take part in a similar fundraising effort.  Pappas will be here this June to do some in-home appraisals and anyone interested in arranging an appointment can contact the Huble Homestead office at 250-564-7033.

Leason says some of the $1500 raised last weekend is going to re-decking and repairing the bridge on site.  She says “if we don’t spend it all on the bridge it’ll go toward many of our other maintenance projects out there.  We have painting to do, we still have a lot of fending to do from last winter.  There’s no shortage of maintenance to be done.”

Leason says “we open May 16th, that’s the Saturday of the Victoria Day long weekend.  Our first event is on the Sunday and Monday, and we’ll be open every day until Labour Day.  We’ve got a lot of great public events coming up and we’re open every day for tours and lunch and just a relaxing time.”


“Boar War” should be “Boer War”, assuming it refers to the one in South Africa.

The first “Boar War” was the last war in which male pigs were cleared for flight operations. By the time the second “Boar War” broke out, engine powered bi-planes were beginning to be used in combat, rendering the “Flying Porcine Squadrons” obsolete. They flew too low and slow anyway.

I cannot confirm the rumour that certain pigs were credited with having created trench art, though if pigs can fly, most near anything is possible….


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