The Kimberley and District Chamber of Commerce announced that the Happy Hans Cuckoo Clock preservation project is scheduled to begin.
As part of the project the Chamber is working with the Centre 64 Kimberley Arts Council Visual Arts Committee to find an artist to work on the artistic components of the project including the resin figurine of Happy Hans, the clock face and the clock signage. More details are available on the Centre 64 opportunities page: https://www.centre64.com/opportunities.
A full copy of the press release is below:
Kimberley and District Chamber of Commerce
Announces Start of Cuckoo Clock Preservation Project
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Kimberley and District Chamber of Commerce announced today that the Happy Hans Cuckoo Clock preservation project is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 23, 2023.
The planned project includes work on the exterior siding, roof, interior structure, mechanical and electrical systems, audio and sound systems and artistic components. The work, to be performed by All in Property Care and various contractors and artists, should be completed by mid-December 2023.
The Kimberley Arts Council Visual Arts Committee is assisting with a call to artists for the artistic components of the project.
The project is funded by Columbia Basin Trust, Heritage BC through the Heritage Legacy Fund, City of Kimberley, Regional District of East Kootenay, Kootenay Savings Credit Union, Mark Creek Lions Club, and Kimberley and District Chamber of Commerce.
After considerable effort over the past year and a half, the Kimberley and District Chamber of Commerce is excited to see this project begin. While Kimberley has moved away from its Bavarian heritage, it was known as the Bavarian City of the Rockies for more than 35 years and the Happy Hans Cuckoo Clock serves as a great reminder of Kimberley’s history and remarkable transition in the 1970s that saw Kimberley transformed into a tourist destination.
Special thanks to our funders and to the community members for their donations and support for this project.
Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce
270 Kimberley Avenue, Kimberley, BC V1A 0A3 www.kimberleychamber.com
+1 250 427 3666