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Your Membership Makes A Difference
Purchasing a membership to the Courtenay and District Museum, now in its 54th 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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February 16 - 22, 2015
Main Street, At the Heart of the Community
"Main Street, King Street, Queen Street, Water Street, Broadway - whatever their name, Main Streets and traditional downtowns are at the heart of communities big and small across British Columbia. Centres of commerce, civic institutions, community commemoration and events, Main Streets embody the history and evolution of a community. Today many communities are leveraging the heritage of their downtowns as assets to stimulate tourism, attract new residents, provide affordable housing, and encourage investment by creating affordable space for smaller businesses and start-ups, as well as authentic retail experiences." Heritage BC
The finale of Comox Valley heritage week is the Cumberland Heritage Fair on Saturday, February 21st.
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Photo of the Month
5th Street from Duncan Ave. to bridge, c. 1910
You can view more photos like this on our website. Click here to visit our holdings.
Don't forget the City's Centennial celebrations.
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It's All There in Black and White
Time to plan your vacation getaway! This February 4, 1930 ad from the Courtenay Free Press offers return rates from Courtenay to British ports.
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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