Feeling the heat? Cool off with these antique snowmobiles
A comprehensive collection of antique snowmobiles is one of three new exhibits on display at the Botwood Heritage Centre.
The centre officially unveiled the collections on Wednesday.
Included in the exhibit are a 1965 two-piece snow machine and a 1980s-era side-by-side.
Rowsell told CBC he felt it was best to donate the collection to the Botwood Heritage Society.
"So that everybody could see this collection, not just a few people," he said.
The centre claims it now has the largest collection of antique snowmobiles in Eastern Canada.
Thanks to two other donations, the heritage centre has undergone a major expansion this summer.
A collection of 1940's era furnishings have filled a room, including a chesterfield that was once sat on by Winston Churchill.
Long gun collection appraised at $100K
Botwood resident Tony Stuckless donated his collection of pre-20th century long guns, something he said he's been doing since he was 15.
"I used to go down and ask around, looking for old guns," said Stuckless. "People would say, 'Take it,' or they would say, 'I don't know, two dollars is enough, five dollars could be enough,' whatever."
So that everybody could see this collection, not just a few people.- Arch Rowsell
An appraiser valued the guns at more than $100,000, but Stuckless said he wanted to donate them, rather than make a profit.
"I just wanted to. I didn't want to see the guns broken up, or sold in singles, pieces," Stuckless said.
"I wanted to keep it all together, as a memory to Notre Dame Bay. Most of the guns come from Notre Dame Bay."