A bear statue from the hit Canadian-British drama Tin Star, was donated to the Museum of The Highwood on Tuesday, July 10.

According to museum curator Irene Kerr, the new resident is already a huge hit with guests.

"We already have people posing and taking pictures in front of it, they're a little taken aback, and were surprised to see it here."

The bear appeared in the show as a prop, in front of a gift shop.

The film crew, now finished with this season's production decided the best place for the bear was at the museum.

tin star bear july12 2018 002The statue isn't made of wood, but Kerr says "It still took three people to move the bear from the truck to the front of the museum."

Kerr says she's not sure if the addition will be a permanent inclusion to the museum's collection, but she hopes it can be added to the Tin Star exhibit they are arranging.

"Currently we have Fargo, Heartland, Superman III, but right now we are approaching the crew of Tin Star, to set up a display case in commemoration to the filming done in High River for the show."

In the meantime, the bear will greet guests this Summer, and serve as another reminder of High River's success as a film location.


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