Exhibit: Aliens Among Us
Now to March 7, 2020
Be sure to visit our second floor gallery to take in this travelling exhibit from the Royal British Columbia Museum about BC's recent plant and animal arrivals.
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Purchasing a membership to the Courtenay and District Museum, now in its 59th 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.
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Creative Writing Primer
Workshops hosted by McLoughlin Gardens Society
The winter season is a wonderful time to explore creative endeavours. Why not dive into that writing project you've been mulling over? With the support of a skilled instructor and fellow writers you will see it take shape. Quadra Island author and historian Jeanette Taylor will be leading a series of six linked workshops at the Courtenay and District Museum, beginning Saturday, January 18 and running every two weeks until March 28. Hosted by the McLoughlin Gardens Society, the series is titled "Creative Writing Primer," and is designed for both beginning writers and those with more experience.
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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: Bill Ardley's Garage, 1932, was located on Anderton Avenue near Central Builders Supply Ltd. and backed onto the Courtenay River. Charles Sillence photograph. Photo: CDM Sillence Collection. Page 152.
Photo caption: "British Columbians adjusted to driving on the right-hand side of the road when it became the law on January 1, 1922. And due to the economic boom in the mid- to late 1920s automobile sales increased, which meant there were more drivers on the road. Businesses developed to service four-wheeled travellers and holiday makers." Page 151.
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Photo of the Month
Swan's horse-logging crew, c. 1905
You can view more photos like this on our website. Click here to visit our holdings.
It's All There in Black and White
Bit of a surprise to find late night shopping in 1947 but that's what was happening on 5th Street according to this ad from the January 30 Comox District Free Press.
With legacy support from the Bickle Family and the Comox Valley Echo.
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.
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