This cute little card (only 3 ½ by 4 ½ inches) from 1926 made the perfect keepsake for a child.
The inside inscription reads: "This Christmas card is small, but here's to you, A world of cheery wishes warm and true. With Hearty Greetings for Christmas and may the New Year bring you every happiness."
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.
Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year to you and yours!
Gifts that Bring a Smile
Say Happy Holidays by taking a bite out of history with the museum's new milk and dark chocolate "Elasmobars" made by our good friends at Hot Chocolates. You can find our Elasmobars in the gift shop, along with Royston Roasting Company, Elasmosaur Coffee. Put these in one of our Janet baskets, along with other specialty gifts and you'll have everyone smiling on your reindeer team. Proceeds from gift shop sales go to museum programmes and operations.
To thank all of our members for their support throughout the year, we are offering 25% off through Christmas Eve. Happy Holidays!
Courtenay's 100th Birthday Bash
2015 is a huge year in the City of Courtenay's history as it marks the 100th anniversary of incorporation. Events are scheduled throughout the year with the first set to begin on New Year's Eve.
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Your Membership Makes A Difference
Purchasing a membership to the Courtenay and District Museum, now in its 53rd 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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Here's one for all of the crafters out there...
From the 1950s booklet "Glamour and the Hostess, a Guide to Canadian Table Setting" by Marie Holmes, comes these easy to follow directions for a Christmas Yule - Log table decoration.
Best of luck in sourcing those foam reindeer!
Photo of the Month
Hockey Players, Texada Island, 1930's
You can view more photos like this on our website. Click here to visit our holdings.
The museum will be open regular winter hours, Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm except for the following holiday closures:
- December 24th closed at 1:00 pm
- Closed December 25th and 26th
- December 31st closed at 1:00 pm
- Closed January 1st
Curious Kids Club
The Curious Kids Club will be running on Saturdays in January from 10 am-12 noon. Kids will get a behind the scenes look at the museum and do some hands on activities. Come and join in the fun!
Who: Kids ages 5-12
When: Saturdays, 10 am-12 noon
Cost: $2 drop-in or free with a family membership to the museum
It's All There in Black and White
Party towns. There's no getting around it - the Comox Valley really knew how to enjoy the holiday season in the 1940s. Dancing until the wee hours in Union Bay, Courtenay AND Cumberland on Christmas DAY. Check out the details from this Comox District Free Press ad of December 19, 1946.
Read this newspaper article from our archives
With legacy support from the Bickle Family and the Comox Valley Echo.
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
Comox Valley Family History Research Group
If you're considering donating to a charity, 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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