We hosted a great lecture last night with some wonderful slides about Vancouver Island mountaineering. To find out more about our speaker Lindsay Elms and how to purchase his book “Above the Bush, A Century of Climbing on Vancouver Island 1912-2012” click here
A lovely Easter postcard from our collection.
It is from the WW I era and features what might be a primula bouquet on the cross.
Sending postcards with their handwritten messages has definitely been on the decline since the invention of the internet and e-cards. Just ask Canada Post.
The museum bids a fond farewell to longtime employee Wendy Fried Olsson who leaves us to move to eastern Canada.
Wendy has been with the museum on and off since 1992. She has pretty much done every job under the sun here: from fossil casts to exhibit creation to archival processing. Why she has even been known to scrub clothes on a washboard for furthering the knowledge of social history!
Wendy has made major contributions to Comox Valley research, organization of archives and to community projects such as the Wall of Remembrance on the Sid Williams Theatre.
We extend our best wishes to Wendy and her husband, Rick, as she begins her retirement years. No doubt, increased leisure time will see Wendy continuing to create beauty, whether in her garden or through her crafts.
In this March 17, 1949 edition of the Comox District Free Press you will read about one man’s terrifying experience with a prehistoric monster.
With legacy support from the Bickle Family and the Comox Valley Echo.
March 26 to April 4
Spring break is on the way. This year we are offering three different sessions for kids to choose from: The Age of Dinosaurs, Go Fly a Kite! and Kid’s Rock!
Easter will be coming to the Museum a little early this year! Mark Saturday, March 23rd on your calendars for a fun time for the whole family. Our Easter celebration will run from 11 am to 3 pm. Admission is by donation.
- There will be the opportunity to make some fun Easter crafts. Make a nest with baby birds, an Easter chicken or rabbit.
- A special display of over 100 amazing brightly coloured egg-shaped minerals will be on exhibit. The “eggs” are machine ground and polished showing their inner textures.
- The Hot Chocolates rabbit will be hopping in at some point to pay us a visit and give out delicious Hot Chocolates samples!
- To top it off, there will be a petting zoo in the Rotary Gallery where everyone can make a fuss of lambs, kids (the goat kind), rabbits, ducks and hens. We would like to give a big thank you to the 4-H Club for bringing and caring for the animals.
We look forward to seeing you!
For more details call Gillian at Visitor Services 250-334-0686.