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Event: Spring Fling and Easter Things

We hope you can join us at the Courtenay and District Museum on Saturday, March 23rd for our annual “Spring Fling and Easter Things”. The event runs from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Admission is by donation. Princess Maquinna, sometimes referred to as the “Ugly Princess” but most often “Old Faithful,” transported Indigenous people, settlers, missionaries, loggers, cannery workers, prospectors and travellers of all kinds up and down Vancouver Island’s rugged and dangerous west coast, stopping at up to forty ports of call on her seven-day run.

2024-03-16T16:38:29-07:00March 16th, 2024|Categories: Museum Events|Comments Off on Event: Spring Fling and Easter Things

Courtenay Streets: Douglas Place

This month’s newsletter highlights Douglas Place, named after William (Bill) Douglas. The article was penned by local historian Dorothy Isabelle Stubbs (1905-2003) who wrote several different columns for newspapers over the years including “Spotlight on Courtenay Streets” for the Comox District Free Press in 1970. This article appeared in the February 25th edition.

2024-03-05T14:09:32-08:00February 29th, 2024|Categories: History, The Comox Valley|Comments Off on Courtenay Streets: Douglas Place

Upcoming Lecture: The Best Loved Boat: Princess Maquinna

Kennedy’s talk, based on the book of the same title, tells the story of the BC built ship, the Princess Maquinna that sailed up and down the west cost of Vancouver Island for nearly forty years from 1913 until 1952. Princess Maquinna, sometimes referred to as the “Ugly Princess” but most often “Old Faithful,” transported Indigenous people, settlers, missionaries, loggers, cannery workers, prospectors and travellers of all kinds up and down Vancouver Island’s rugged and dangerous west coast, stopping at up to forty ports of call on her seven-day run.

2024-02-28T10:53:02-08:00February 28th, 2024|Categories: Lectures, Museum Events|Comments Off on Upcoming Lecture: The Best Loved Boat: Princess Maquinna

30% Off Gift Shop Sale

Selected items will be 30% off for the month of February (while supplies last). The sale will include Wrendale Designs wall clocks adorned with ducks or robins, as well as fold-up tote bags featuring robins, rabbits, or hydrangea and bees. All Thornback & Peel aprons, along with matching heavy duty 100% cotton tote bags are included in the sale.

2024-02-13T12:25:46-08:00February 13th, 2024|Categories: Gift Shop, Museum News|Comments Off on 30% Off Gift Shop Sale
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