May 25th – Open House | Ghostown Blues
Ghostown Blues Open House
On May 25th, Ghostown Blues is throwing its doors wide-open and inviting the public in to see Saskatchewan’s most unique Bed and Breakfast.
A property made up of pioneer cabins taken off the prairie, covered sheep wagons from days gone by, and the occasional thresherman’s wagon, and vintage truck thrown in for good measure, it’s a place where those who love the look and feel of the old west, will definitely feel right at home. A place where the history of the buildings and wagons, is matched with beautiful antiques and luxurious bedding, all wrapped up in a prairie setting.
Normally closed to the public, in order to respect the privacy of the guests who are staying there, the property will be opened up for those who are curious about what each accommodation offers and the antiques they house.
Businesses and organizations in attendance from Noon-5pm will be:
* The Shop Bakery & Deli – supplying tasty treats
* Cowboy Country Magazine – serving up copies of their magazine.
* The Daily Grind – with their freshly roasted Cowboy Coffee
* Musician Wade Pollock performing throughout the afternoon.
* Cowtown Kids Toy & Candy
* Photographer Marilyn Nimegeers – with a photography display.
There is also an extra special treat for those who love antiques, as owner Greg Hisey plans on bringing out for viewing some of his own personal high value antiques, with special attention made to the telling of their history.
“Before Studebaker made cars, they were a wagon maker, making a smaller version (pulled by goats) that became a popular boys farm wagon. The Southbend Toy company took over making them in 1920 and sold them through the Sears Catalogue. As kids will do, nearly all of them were destroyed, and there are very few left. The ones Greg Hisey has are in exceptional condition.
In the past these wagons were also sold and branded by other wagon makers of the day, and are in (mainly US) auctions, once or twice per year. Last fall a rare John Deere goat wagon brought $18,250 at auction. Studebaker Jr. was the boys toy wagon to have growing up in the 1920’s. This will mark the first time that this rare collection will be on display.
The Ghostown Blues B&B Open House takes place May 25th from noon until 5pm, with a concert that evening by Patrick Alexandre & The Nor-west Players at 7:30pm, a concert that will also be filmed by Sasktel Max for an upcoming special.
Ghostown Blues B& B