Museum

Originally set to be unveiled in 2020, a monument honouring the only B.C. pilot and the last Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross will be unveiled Sunday (Aug. 8) in North Saanich. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)

Aviation museum unveils monument to Second World War Kootenay flying legend

In 1989 the Japanese dedicated a memorial that overlooked the bay where ‘Hammy’ Gray’s remains lie

 

Bill Merilees, a retired B.C. Parks regional information officer, collected mollusk shells from B.C. and Washington state coastlines for 50 years and has donated his 140,000-specimen collection to University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: B.C. man donates 140,000 mollusk specimens to biodiversity museum

UBC’s Beaty museum grateful for Bill Merilees’s historical record of B.C. marine biodiversity

 

Tammy Bradford, manager of the Creston Museum, poses with Derry the Ford Model T outside of the Farmers’ Market on July 10. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Tammy Bradford, manager of the Creston Museum, poses with Derry the Ford Model T outside of the Farmers’ Market on July 10. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston Museum celebrates Ford Model T’s 100th birthday

Originally manufactured in the United States in July 1921, Derry has travelled many miles during his lifetime

 

Michel-Natal-Sparwood Heritage Society runs a museum that was established to display the heritage of the "no-longer towns" of Michel and Natal, and the Elk Valley Area. Photo Submitted/Monica Beranek, Artifact Curator

Sparwood Museum requests a leg up to stay open full-time

The museum is volunteer-run, but needs a full-time employee to be able to snag much-needed grants

Michel-Natal-Sparwood Heritage Society runs a museum that was established to display the heritage of the "no-longer towns" of Michel and Natal, and the Elk Valley Area. Photo Submitted/Monica Beranek, Artifact Curator
Restoration on the Hosmer Mine Site began summer 2020. (Photo Contributed)

Historic Hosmer Mine Site set to undergo revitalization

Plans are underway for making the culture-rich area more accessible for the public

Restoration on the Hosmer Mine Site began summer 2020. (Photo Contributed)
The Fabrics of History exhibit by the Fernie Spinners and Weavers Guild has been extended to Jan. 24. (Photo Contributed)

Reel Canadian Film Festival hits home theatres

The Fernie Chautauqua Program Series continues with exciting 2021 programming

The Fabrics of History exhibit by the Fernie Spinners and Weavers Guild has been extended to Jan. 24. (Photo Contributed)
The FDHS hosted their AGM on Aug. 27. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

FDHS holds onto hope for a prosperous future

With a new board of directors, the society discussed their upcoming goals at the AGM on Aug. 27

The FDHS hosted their AGM on Aug. 27. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
The Fernie Museum is once again open to the public. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Fernie and District Historical Society prepares for annual general meeting

Discussions will surround the society’s new goals and direction

The Fernie Museum is once again open to the public. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Joshua and Weyla Roy display some of the many letters they have from serial killers like Robert Pickton and Dennis Rader, the BTK killer. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Joshua and Weyla Roy display some of the many letters they have from serial killers like Robert Pickton and Dennis Rader, the BTK killer. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Ken Lane, former director of the Royal London Wax Museum, pours tea for Queen Victoria in his Saanich home. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Royals, Elvis, Captain Cook: Hundreds of wax figures find new life in B.C. man’s home

Former director of Victoria’s Royal London Wax Museum still hopes to revive wax figure tourism

Ken Lane, former director of the Royal London Wax Museum, pours tea for Queen Victoria in his Saanich home. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)