Holiday Wishes

A classically themed Christmas card from 1944 printed by Gehrke’s of Vancouver.

The inside inscription reads: “It’s Christmas – and again to you Come wishes for Good Cheer, May all its Joy and Happiness Go with you through the year!”

The Courtenay and District Museum board and staff echo these sentiments to you and yours for a wonderful and safe holiday.

Lecture: Views of the Salish Sea

Time and Date: 7 pm, Thursday, November 9, 2017
Location: Rotary Gallery of the Courtenay and District Museum
Speaker: Howard Macdonald Stewart
Tickets: $5 for Historical Society members; $6 for general public (plus GST). Advance tickets recommended. Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling 250-334-0686 ext 5.

Stewart presents an illustrated lecture based on his newly released book Views of the Salish Sea, One Hundred and Fifty Years of Change around the Strait of Georgia.

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Lecture: The Nootka Sound Crisis

Location of the Spanish Fort

Time and Date: 7 pm, Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Location: Rotary Gallery of the Courtenay and District Museum

Speaker: Catherine Gilbert

Tickets: $5 for Historical Society members; $6 for general public (plus GST). Advance tickets recommended. Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling 250-334-0686 ext 5.

There is still time to get tickets for Catherine Gilbert’s repeat performance of her sold out lecture about this fascinating aspect of early Vancouver Island history.

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AGM Coming Up

The Annual General Meeting of the Courtenay and District Historical Society will take place at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 20th in the museum Rotary Gallery.

Flower Power

It’s been a stellar year for flowers at the museum – the amazing show of zinnias in our front bed definitely justifies a shout out to the wonderful work done by the City of Courtenay Parks Department. Thank you!