July 2018 Gift Shop News

The gift shop is now decked out for summer with plenty of “beach-themed” items to enjoy.

There are two fabulous new books in store. The Beachcomber’s Guide to Seashore Life in the Pacific Northwest by J. Duane Sept provides an amazing photographic guide to local tidal pool creatures. And there is The Beachcomber’s Companion by Anna Marlis Burgard with beautiful illustrations by Jillian Ditner. Both books are worth looking into.

The most popular field guides are Seashells and Shellfish of the Pacific Northwest by Rick Harbo and the Identification of Pebbles by Eileen Van der Flier-Keller. These handy take-alongs are covered in plastic to stay dry at the seashore.

Continuing with the beach-theme, the shop also carries small containers of “Shells from the Sea” and a good assortment of abalone shells.

Maybe you’re looking for a gift to send home with visitors? If so, check out the 2019 Vancouver Island Calendar – it’s a gift that will give all year long.

It’s All There in Black and White: Florence Filberg Centre Opening

It has been 30 years since the Florence Filberg Centre opened. Click on the images below to learn more about the background financials and dignitaries of the day in this July 13, 1988 article from the Comox District Free Press.

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With legacy support from the Bickle Family and the Comox Valley Echo.

Capes Escape: Summer Rental for Visitors

Capes Escape

Have you run out of space for visiting guests? Or maybe you’re looking for a weekend getaway. Why not consider the Capes Escape vacation rental?

Located just minutes from downtown Courtenay, the Capes Escape is a beautiful and affordable rental alternative.

Fees for your stay at Capes Escape go directly to improving this important site and to ongoing Courtenay and District Museum programmes.

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July 2018 Watershed Moments

Here is the latest newsletter installment of an image and quote from the museum’s award-winning book Watershed Moments – A Pictorial History of Courtenay and District.

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Photo credit: July 1st parade at the corner of 5th Street and Cliffe Avenue, 1948. George Apps photograph. Photo: CDM 997.505.15. Page 184.

Photo caption: “For a generation that had lived through the aftermath of the Great War, the Great Depression and World War II, the war’s end signalled an era of promise like none before. The high number of weddings in Courtenay at this time indicated that people had a cautious optimism about their lives ahead.” Page 185.