As the festive season approaches, the Courtenay and District Museum board and staff would like to extend wishes to all for a wonderful and safe holiday.
Season's Greetings and Happy New Year to you and yours!
Museum Holiday Hours
December 22, 23 – Closed
December 24 - Open 10 am to 1 pm
December 25, 26 – Closed
Regular business hours resume Friday, December 27.
Closed December 29, 30
December 31 – Open 10 am to 2 pm
January 1 - Closed
Regular business hours resume Thursday, January 2.
There's nothing better than getting a recipe from a battered and tattered home cook book. This book shows definite signs of loving wear. The originator was Mrs. W.P. Ferguson of Nanaimo and it came to the museum as a donation via her granddaughter Mrs. Isabelle Halliday.
As for the recipe, "The proof is in the pudding" (plum pudding, in this case).
Click here for the Recipe
It's All There in Black and White
Look out! Aerials in Courtenay! This excerpt from the December 11, 1952 Comox District Free Press might lead us to believe that the new fangled idea of television could really catch on.
Read this newspaper article from our archives
With legacy support from the Bickle Family and the Comox Valley Echo.
Photo of the Month
Cooper house, Sandwick, 1919
You can view more photos like this on our website. Click here to visit our holdings.
2013 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibit
At the Royal BC Museum now to April 6, 2014
The exhibition features 100 winning images, in huge, backlit displays, selected from a field of just under 43,000 international entries
"We are delighted to present the world’s hundred best natural history photographs. This year’s winners offer a deeply aesthetic window into our natural world. I am thrilled that four Canadians are amongst the winners and the photo journalism in the show connects superbly with our own mission to better understand our world, nature and the threats it faces," said Prof. Jack Lohman, Royal BC Museum CEO.
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Comox Valley Community Foundation
The Robert Hunt Family
Vancouver Island Exploration Group
Daryl and Evelyn Wright – Francis Jewellers Ltd.
The Bickle Family
Comox Valley Echo
Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club
John Wilson and Family
Dove and Mike Hendren
Jean & Ian Sibbald
Roberts & Adela Smith
If you're considering donating to a charity before the end of the year, please consider the Courtenay and District Museum. Your support goes towards education programmes, lectures and collection management. We provide a tax receipt to donors.
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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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