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Published on May 19, 2011
VICTORIA - Two of British Columbia's oldest buildings, Helmcken House and St. Ann's Schoolhouse, have been refurbished and will stand for decades more. The grand re-opening was held at the Royal BC Museum.
A life-size statue of John S. Helmcken was unveiled. He was the first person to live in the house and is best known for helping to negotiate BC's entry into confederation.
Helmcken House and St. Ann's Schoolhouse are both on the grounds of the Royal BC Museum and are now open to the public, daily from noon until 4pm, until september sixth. Admission is by donation.