BCHF News

BCHF News

UBC Arts Co-op Program – funding opportunity for rural libraries & archives

Thanks to a generous gift from a private foundation, the University of British Columbia (UBC) Arts Co-op Program is able to offer funding to...

Winners of British Columbia Historical Federation Historical Writing Competition

The award celebrates books that make significant contributions to the historical literature of British Columbia (British Columbia, May 2016) The British Columbia Historical Federation (BCHF)...

Black History Month: Honouring a former slave family in Surrey

All that remains of the Scott family farm in the historic Surrey town centre of Cloverdale is a small copse of old fruit trees....
Anna Tremere Riverview Hospital Historical Society

Anna Tremere of Coquitlam honoured with Award of Merit

We are pleased to announce that Coquitlam’s Anna Tremere is a recipient of an Award of Merit. The award was presented at the Federation’s...
News Stories

Lytton Chinese History Museum opens doors

Today is opening day for a new cultural museum that recognizes the work and sacrifice of more than 17,000 Chinese labourers who helped build...

Recognition Committee looking for Readers

Do you like reading about BC history? The BC Historical Federation is looking for volunteer readers to help select the British Columbia History magazine's Best Article...

Digital “pioneer medallion” collection unlocks genealogical secrets

Are you looking for information about a person who was born in or living in Canada prior to January 1, 1897? The BC Archives' newest...
in memoriam

Barnhardt , Lorna May 1920-2015

Lorna (Austin) Barnhardt passed away on 8th of May 2015 at the age of 95. She was a long-time and active member of the North...
BCHF Scholarship awards

Young Canada Works — Summer student grants due January 15

Does your historical society operate a museum, archives or heritage site? Can you use the help of a student this summer? Young...

Friends of BC Archives release report on improving access to BC Archives

The Friends of the BC Archives have released a report recommending changes to the reproduction and licensing fees at the Royal BC Museum.