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British Columbia Historical Federation News

BC History: Objects, Collections and Change

Objects have a life within a museum’s collection. That life may be short or long. New objects enter collections and others leave...

History as a Tool for Reconciliation

Today Indigenous people are struggling to negotiate treaties with the BC and Canadian governments and in other ways to re-assume meaningful say...

Victoria in 1922: A Re-creation

Victoria became John Adams’ adopted city in 1960. As a new kid who was interested in history, he tried to make up...

A Photo Taken, A Memory Preserved: The Material Act of Remembering

Nowhere is remembrance more evident than in Victorian funerary rituals, where a range of memento mori and markers of death served to...

A Tale of Two Families: BC’s Intercultural Family Teachings

Due to historical exclusion and colonial record-keeping practices, not many non-Indigenous families from minority groups can trace their family histories back to...

Access to Memory: Reflections on Government Support for Public History

As the director of a non-profit museum, president of the Friends of the BC Archives, and an adjunct professor of BC history,...

A New Perspective on the Uprooting and Dispossession of Japanese Canadians

The mistreatment of Japanese Canadians during the 1940s has traditionally been understood in terms of a temporary, wartime internment. Drawing upon the...

Time Travels: Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre

Collections manager Lisa Uyeda holds a lunchbox that belonged to Donald Masayuki who used it while attending school in Revelstoke where...

BC History in Fragments: What Lies Beneath Our Feet

Even the smallest historic object, lost or actively discarded, decades or even centuries ago, has a story to tell. In this presentation...

The BC Historical Federation at 100: Facing a Crossroads

In October 1922, a small group of interested citizens from Vancouver Island and the mainland of BC came together at the Provincial...

BCHF bids fond farewell to outgoing board members

From left: Callie Anderson, Gary Mitchell, Shannon Bettles, Doug Brigham We are bidding adieu to three members of...