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Exhibit: Ties to Communities

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102nd Battalion soldiers arrive via the E&N Railway to train at Goose Spit, 1915.

Opening July 1, 2013

This new exhibit in our second floor gallery will touch on the tremendous influence of rail to the history and development of the Comox Valley from the late 1800s to mid-20th Century.

The “ties” in the title reflects a play on words. Of course the actual railway physically connected people, settlements and industry. And a “tie” in railway terms historically refers to the wooden supports for the tracks which lay perpendicular to the metal rails.

The exhibit is curated by museum staff and will feature maps and photographs from our archives.