(Release from the Surrey Museum)
The Museum of Surrey will be invaded this Saturday by none other than ‘Daenerys Targaryen,’ the infamous Queen of Dragons from the HBO series Game of Thrones. She will be available for photo opportunities from noon to 1:30 p.m.
The faux ‘Dragon Queen’ will be onsite for International Museum Day to unveil the winner of Game of Artifacts – a social media duel led by Heritage Surrey that started on May 1. Various artifacts, such as a Skytrain button circa 1994, a Whalley Babe Ruth All Stars patch from 1960 and a pair of leather roller skates with wooden wheels that have logged plenty of miles at Surrey’s Stardust Roller Skating Rink have gone head-to-head, daily, with followers choosing their favourite on Facebook and Instagram. One lucky person who made their choice in the comments will receive a $100 prize. Catch the unveiling promptly at noon.
The contest has highlighted Surrey’s diverse artifact collection and has engaged the community with over 600 entries.
“We have such a cool collection” explains Kristie Hardie, curator of collections.
“The contest has been a fun way to show that and to get people thinking about if they have great Surrey-related things they’d like to donate.”
Heritage Surrey maintains a collection of approximately 40,000 artifacts. All representing Surrey’s people and history, they include categories such as clothing, furnishings, commemorative items, agricultural equipment and more.