Back to school, indeed! This photo shows a casual study session in 1943 outside of Courtenay High School on Harmston Avenue. Looks like skirts were the height of academic fashion 80 years ago. Photographer: Rod McIntyre.
If you’re thinking of places to visit not far from home this summer, consider visiting the qathet Museum and Archives in downtown Powell River, only a ferry ride away! They have just changed their name and are looking for artists to help them create a new logo.
A new travelling exhibition, BC’s Marvellous Mushrooms, created by the Royal BC Museum, explores the science and practical uses of mushrooms today, highlighting some of the most fascinating of the 3,400 known species in the province. The fungi exhibit will be on display in the museum’s second floor gallery from September 8th until December 9th, 2023.
Before the end of the summer, don’t forget [...]
We will miss friend, advisor and Board member Mary Everson who provided friendship, research background, advice and wisdom to the Courtenay and District Museum staff for over thirty five years. Mary generously shared her family and cultural history and context and we are grateful for her knowledge.
stem ‘al’u ‘u’ ni xe’xe: What is Sacred? will be on display at the Nanaimo Museum from now until November 18th, 2023. Coast Salish art is a distinct style among the art of the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest. The exhibit explores the past, present and future of Coast Salish art, highlighting a selection of artists from Snuneymuxw and other nations of the mid-island region.
This year's Downtown Courtenay Market Day will take place on Saturday, July 22nd from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Explore and experience what downtown Courtenay has to offer, and make sure you stop by the museum from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for one of our weekly Saturday Kids' Craft events.
The museum will be closed on Sunday, August 6th [...]
CDM 989.183.161 - S.B.W. (Dusty) d’Esterre photograph. In July [...]
Be sure to stop by before the end of the summer break. From now until August 26th, from 11am to 1pm, the Courtenay and District Museum will continue Kids' Craft Saturdays. Join our Kids Craft Coordinator, Hannah, as she guides youth and parents through the steps to make new weekly creations you can take home. The museum provides all materials and tools needed for the event.