The Dunsmuir family name is well known to British Columbians whether it be through the history of coal, rail or politics. But did you know that Elinor Dunsmuir, the subject of our temporary exhibit, had a home in Comox?

Elinor’s house, built in 1929 (not 1906 as reported in this article), was part of the unsuccessful “Save Comox Hill” campaign of the early 1990s. The final fate of her home is discussed in this article from the Comox District Free Press of May 11, 1994.

With legacy support from the Bickle Family and the Comox Valley Echo.