July 30th 2013

Trekcetera museum opens in Vulcan!

Its official opening isn’t until Aug. 2, but Trekcetera, Canada’s only Star Trek museum, is now open to the public during a special preview week prior to the ribbon cutting.

Originally slated to open during Spock Days, the museum’s opening was delayed because renovations weren’t completed.

“It has to be right if you’re going to open your doors,” said co-owner Michael Mangold during an opening address before an invitation-only crowd on July 25.

There will be an official grand opening ceremony during Vulcan’s centennial celebration on Aug. 2.

While the museum’s focus is on Star Trek, it also features authentic movie and television show costumes and props from films like Superman, Brokeback Mountain, Sherlock Holmes and Titanic.

When the Advocate spoke on Saturday, July 27 with Devan Daniels, who co-owns the museum with Mangold, he said people — including a couple from southern Ontario who hoped the museum would be open — were already coming through the doors.

Anyone who wants more information can call the museum at 403-485-6611.

Simon Ducatel

The Vulcan Advocate