This Month: Lecture: Views of the Salish Sea, Elasmosaur Birthday Party, Special Rates for Members at our Gift Shop
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Courtenay & District Museum




  • Lecture: Views of the Salish Sea
  • Remembrance Day Closure
  • Watershed Moments
  • Elasmosaur Birthday Party
  • Lecture: The Mennonites of Black Creek
  • Your Membership Makes A Difference
  • Just for Fun
  • Photo of the Month
  • Special for Museum Members
  • It's All There in Black and White
  • Museum Funding






  • Phone:
    250-334-0686

    Email:
    museum@island.net

    Website:
    www.courtenaymuseum.ca

    Mailing Address:
    207 Fourth Street,
    Courtenay BC,
    V9N 1G7





    Tuesday to Saturday:
    10am - 5pm

    Sunday & Monday:
    Closed





    President
    John Wilson

    Vice President
    Daryl Wright

    Past President
    April Shopland

    Rick Ross
    Jim Haggart
    Ross Dingwall
    Mary Everson
    Julie Fortin

    Secretary/Treasurer
    Elizabeth Braithwaite

    Member of...

    British Columbia Museums Association

    Canadian Museums
    Association

    Archives Association of
    British Columbia

    British Columbia Historical Federation





    Comox Museum

    Cumberland Museum

    Comox Air Force Museum

    Filberg Heritage Lodge




     


    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.

    Click for Details


     


    Remembrance Day Closure

    The museum will be closed on Saturday, November 11th in observance of Remembrance Day.


     

    Watershed Moments

    Here is the latest newsletter installment of an image and quote from the museum's award-winning book Watershed Moments - A Pictorial History of Courtenay and District.


    Photo credit: Seeing the boys off. Valley residents turn up en masse to say farewell to the 102nd Canadian Infantry Battalion, 1916. Walter Gage photograph. CDM 972.55.20. Page 130-131.

    Photo caption: "The Battalion participated in a number of prominent campaigns in France and Flanders in the following years: the Somme and Ancre Heights in 1916; Arras, Ypres, Vimy Ridge, Hill 70 and Passchendaele in 1917. It played a major role in deciding the battles at Amiens, Scarpe, Drocourt-Queant, Canal de Nord, "The Hindenburg Line" and Valenciennes. More than a quarter of its members died. The unit disbanded on September 15, 1920." Page 132.

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    Elasmosaur Birthday Party

    Come celebrate with us on Saturday, November 18th!

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    Lecture: The Mennonites of Black Creek

    Time and Date: 7 pm, Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    Location: Rotary Gallery of the Courtenay and District Museum
    Speaker: Terence James and John Falk
    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.

    Learn about the history of Black Creek and its early settlers from two local authors.

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    Your Membership Makes A Difference

    Purchasing a membership to the Courtenay and District Museum, now in its 56th year, supports heritage preservation in the Comox Valley through special events, lectures, education programmes, research and exhibitions. Your membership benefits these award winning programmes on a year round basis and we appreciate it!

    Becoming a member provides you with discounts in the gift shop and on lectures and an opportunity to support one of the most active regional museums in British Columbia. Thank you for your support.

    Click here to Join


     

    Just for Fun

    You won't want to miss this little gem from November 1962 called "How to Use a Dial Telephone in Courtenay."

    The flyer was part of a donation to the museum from a family home in Merville that was built in 1938 and housed several generations of folks whose surnames will be familiar to many: Adamschek, Richter and Keller.

    Click here for bonus image


     


    Photo of the Month

    CDM #974.136.14
    Hemm's Garage of Courtenay, 1935?

    You can view more photos like this on our website. Click here to visit our holdings.


     


    Special for Museum Members

    It's time for our Members Only 23 Days of Christmas Sale!

    From December 1st through to the 23rd members will receive a 25% discount on most items in our gift store. The recently expanded shop has some fabulous gift ideas with loads of new items suitable for both adults and children.

    Here's the "fine print" to the special offer: please note that the sale discount does not apply to items already marked down or on consignment. Your valid membership card must be shown at the time of purchase.

    Not sure what to buy a certain someone for a holiday treat? Why not get them a museum gift certificate! The certificates can be made out for any denomination and used in the shop, for a fossil tour or put towards the purchase of a membership.


     


    It's All There in Black and White

    Some of the text in this article from the Comox District Free Press of November 19, 1942 might be a bit difficult to make out. To clarify the issue, here's what the Comox Argus had to say: "The ARP has received two tons of gas respirators for the use of the civilian population. The two tons represent 2790 masks. These masks will be sold to the public for $1.25 each and ARP instructors will be available to show the applicants how to wear them."

    Dig into the Free Press scan for a more detailed account.

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


     

    Museum Funding

    The Courtenay and District Historical Society was registered as a nonprofit society in 1961 to preserve and interpret cultural and natural heritage of the Comox Valley. It has functioned as an independent society since that time. Funds are derived from the generous support of the City of Courtenay, British Columbia Arts Council, Comox Valley Regional District, British Columbia Gaming Branch, and from museum generated revenues and donations.

    Proud sponsors of the Courtenay & District Museum:

    The City of Courtenay

    BC Arts Councils

    Regional District Comox-Strathcona







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