Museum

Kate Feltren, curator with the Chilliwack Museum and Archives, talks about travelling exhibition called ‘Where are the Children? Healing the Impacts of the Residential Schools’ which is on display until Oct. 15. The museum has added artifacts and info from the former Coqualeetza Indian Residential School site which was later home to the Coqualeetza Indian Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Museum hosts first-in-Canada exhibit ‘Where are the Children?’

Exhibition on Canada’s residential school system spans more than 125 years

 

People walk up stairs to the entrance of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C. Premier John Horgan announced June 22 they are stopping their $789-million plan to rebuild the ageing building, and sending things back to public consultation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Province cancels controversial $789M Royal BC Museum rebuild

Premier says public engagement will now determine the future of the ‘seismically unsafe’ building

 

The #HopeandHealingCanada art installation by Tracey-Mae Chambers is at the Chilliwack Museum until fall 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Reconciliation-based artwork at Chilliwack museum features lacy web of red yarn

‘Red is the colour of passion and anger, danger and power, courage and love,’ says Métis artist

 

An example of a black-figure panel amphora from the last quarter 6th century B.C. seen in the Dallas Museum of Art. (Wikimedia Commons)

Police say man smashes ancient museum artifacts worth millions in Dallas

A 6th century B.C. Greek amphora and a Greek pot dating to 450 B.C. were among the items destroyed

An example of a black-figure panel amphora from the last quarter 6th century B.C. seen in the Dallas Museum of Art. (Wikimedia Commons)
Ken Nice, bass drum player for the Harrison Highlanders. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Harrison Highlanders to play special tune in Chilliwack written for Queen Elizabeth II

The Harrison Highlanders will play Diu Regnare at Chilliwack museum, June 2

Ken Nice, bass drum player for the Harrison Highlanders. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Royal B.C. Museum will close in September in preparation for a rebuild. BC Archives will remain until 2025 with Imax Victoria staying open through early 2023. (Black Press Media file photo)

Royal B.C. Museum gets $789-million overhaul

Museum to close in September for rebuild, expected opening in 2030

The Royal B.C. Museum will close in September in preparation for a rebuild. BC Archives will remain until 2025 with Imax Victoria staying open through early 2023. (Black Press Media file photo)
Chilliwack Museum's exhibit Qoqo: High Water opens Feb. 24, and runs until June 4. (Chilliwack Museum)

Chilliwack Museum’s new exhibit takes journey back in time to Sumas Lake

‘Discover wildlife that once thrived in the area and historic weather events that shaped the landscape’

Chilliwack Museum's exhibit Qoqo: High Water opens Feb. 24, and runs until June 4. (Chilliwack Museum)
Britanny Vis, executive director of the Maritime Museum of BC, is seeking input from queer, trans and two-spirit individuals willing to share their marine stories for use in the upcoming Queer at Sea exhibit. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria museum puts call out for maritime stories from B.C.’s LGBTQ2S+ community

Queer at Sea exhibit launches at the Maritime Museum in May

Britanny Vis, executive director of the Maritime Museum of BC, is seeking input from queer, trans and two-spirit individuals willing to share their marine stories for use in the upcoming Queer at Sea exhibit. (Black Press Media file photo)
Bill Merilees, a retired B.C. Parks regional information officer, collected mollusk shells from B.C. and Washington state coastlines for 50 years and has donated his 140,000-specimen collection to University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: B.C. man donates 140,000 mollusk specimens to biodiversity museum

UBC’s Beaty museum grateful for Bill Merilees’s historical record of B.C. marine biodiversity

Bill Merilees, a retired B.C. Parks regional information officer, collected mollusk shells from B.C. and Washington state coastlines for 50 years and has donated his 140,000-specimen collection to University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A wall of shelves at the Chilliwack Museum which hold mason jars filled with items as part of ‘I Remember…’ a new public-participation exhibition on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

New Chilliwack Museum exhibition invites folks to fill jars with memories

Goal of exhibition to have visitors share memories and build collaborative display

A wall of shelves at the Chilliwack Museum which hold mason jars filled with items as part of ‘I Remember…’ a new public-participation exhibition on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Kilby Historic Site prepares for fall

Site is open until November

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The Chilliwack Museum is offering free one-year memberships to newcomers to Chilliwack. (File photo)

Chilliwack museum looking for public feedback on exhibits

Online survey will help drive three-year plan for future exhibit possibilities

The Chilliwack Museum is offering free one-year memberships to newcomers to Chilliwack. (File photo)
Joshua and Weyla Roy display some of the many letters they have from serial killers like Robert Pickton and Dennis Rader, the BTK killer. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Joshua and Weyla Roy display some of the many letters they have from serial killers like Robert Pickton and Dennis Rader, the BTK killer. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Ken Lane, former director of the Royal London Wax Museum, pours tea for Queen Victoria in his Saanich home. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Royals, Elvis, Captain Cook: Hundreds of wax figures find new life in B.C. man’s home

Former director of Victoria’s Royal London Wax Museum still hopes to revive wax figure tourism

Ken Lane, former director of the Royal London Wax Museum, pours tea for Queen Victoria in his Saanich home. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)