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Have you ever heard of someone donating their entire home and seven acres of land to a museum? The Courtenay and District Museum has! In the 1990s, Katherine Capes, one of the first female archaeologists in Canada and a founder of our society, donated her home and seven acres in perpetuity to the museum.
In 2006, to honour this donation, the museum upgraded the house and grounds and created "Capes Escape" an escape for local residents' guests and for visitors from around the world to enjoy museum programs and all the Comox Valley has to offer. You can see more information about this here.
Everything is in great shape on the house--except the roof! The estimates we've received take us to a total of $10,000.We're asking donors to help us with half that amount. Your donation, no matter the amount, will help us preserve this wonderful heritage home, As a registered charitable organization, we can provide tax receipts. If you're thinking of giving this year, Capes Escape is a wonderful heritage legacy!
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