Trekcetera and Vulcan

I would not call myself a Trekkie, but I watched a lot of The Next Generation in my student years. My daughter, her friend and I visited the Trekcetera Museum in Vulcan, Alberta and were given a very enjoyable and informative tour by museum curator Michael Mangold. The musuem has a variety of authentic Star Trek costumes and props, as well as a growing collection of other movie props, such as the Superman cape Christopher Reeves wore in Superman 3. See the link to their website here.

Data and Troy costumes from Star Trek, the Next Generation
Data and Troy costumes from Star Trek, the Next Generation

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Vulcan is a small farming community whose international claim to fame is the fact that it shares a name with Spock’s home planet. Leonard Nimoy has visited, as have several other actors from the series. The town holds Spock Days annually, and it looks like quite the event. I might have to check that out next year.

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Leonard Nimoy handprint and bust

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