Here now is an image and quote from the museum’s award-winning book Watershed Moments – A Pictorial History of Courtenay and District.

Click for a Larger Image

Photo credit: CDM 2009.11.1

Photo caption: Out for a ride, ca. 1890. On horseback left to right: Ernest Halliday, Lilly Kirby, David Jones, Elizabeth Grieve, Berkeley Grieve, Jane Finley, H. Kirby, M. Halliday, William Halliday, Caroline Kirby. Page 121.

“Living It Up…Even while people faced major world events, such as the Great War (1914-1918), life in the Comox Valley required living it up. Dance, theatre, music, the arts and, most important, humour, were and continue to be, mainstays of valley life.” Page 121.

Psst! Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the book at the museum gift shop, too.