Museum Starts Countdown to 150th Anniversary of Confederation
In 2017, Canada will mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The Courtenay and District Museum will host two changing exhibits in 2016 and 2017 to lead up to and mark the celebrations. We are working with other museums and delving into the archives to bring you exciting exhibits and events.
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Photo of the Month
Black Creek bridge on Island Highway, 1918
You can view more photos like this on our website. Click here to visit our holdings.
Gift Shop News
Huge thanks to everyone who visited the Museum Gift Shop in 2015. Your support made it the best year yet!
Watch for some fabulous new lines of gift items for 2016. Just in from "Little Blue House" by Hatley are the fun children's dinosaur backpacks ($34) and metal lunch kits ($15) pictured above. Both are good quality, durable and perfect for kids who love dinosaurs.
Reminder: 50% off sale on now for select items - aprons, Kanata blankets, jute wine bags and slate message boards.
It's All There in Black and White
An account of a one-hundred-year-old adventure as some young ladies from Cumberland hit the road in this January 15th, 1916 article from The Islander.
Read this newspaper article from our archives
With legacy support from the Bickle Family and the Comox Valley Echo.
Your Membership Makes A Difference
Purchasing a membership to the Courtenay and District Museum, now in its 55th 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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Royal BC Museum Exhibit:
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015
On now until April 4, 2016
A visitor favourite every year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year has returned to the RBCM in Victoria with a brand new selection of 100 of the most stunning images from around the world.
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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
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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