From The History of Forbidden Plateau, compiled by Ruth Masters. Ruth Masters standing next to the memorial cairn to the late Bill Douglas, at Douglas Lake on Forbidden Plateau. Date unknown.
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.
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.
To celebrate the 2024 leap year this February, the museum would like to shine a light on this wind-up toy frog from the collection.
Want to learn more? Check out the BC Black History Awareness Society’s The History of Black History Month here.
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.
Spend the week in the Comox Valley at one of our many museums and explore Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park’s interactive Heritage Week.
The Lunar New Year, which is an important holiday celebrated in several Asian cultures across Canada and around the world, will begin on February 10th this year. The Lunar New Year is celebrated after the first new moon of the Lunar calendar every year. During this time, communities decorate their surroundings, prepare festive food, and come together with their loved ones to welcome in the new year. The upcoming Lunar New Year of 2024 is the Year of the Dragon.
This month’s edition highlights Duncan Avenue: the family behind the name, as well as the businesses and neighbours that populated the area. 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 11th edition.
Sandwick Manor, Eric and Anna Duncan’s house, built by Eric Duncan for his wife, Anna in 1910-1911.