“Before Television” has been a newsletter feature that shares the Courtenay and District Museum collection with readers while at the same time highlighting the ingenuity and creativity of people as they added beauty and personal style to items from their home and work life.

This month’s installment may not highlight ingenuity and creativity but the cover definitely features some over-acting!

In 1974 Eaton’s Courtenay branch was located at 307 5th Street – still known as the Eaton’s Building to longtime residents. The business closed in 1981 and the building was converted to the City Centre Mall in 1982. It is currently home to various businesses including Uptown Yarns and Linda’s Leather & Shoe Service. The building was recognized for its heritage significance by the Courtenay City Council in 2008.