Historical Writing Competition

Historical Writing Competition
Atlin: The story of British Columbia's last gold rush

1995 – Dickinson, Christine Frances and Diane Solie Smith

Dickinson, C. & D.S. Smith. (1995). Atlin: The story of British Columbia's last gold rush. Atlin, B.C.: Atlin Historical Society. This book traces the history of...
Sojourning sisters: The lives and letters of Jessie and Annie McQueen

2003 – Barman, Jean

Barman, J. (2003). Sojourning sisters: The lives and letters of Jessie and Annie McQueen. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press. Shortly after the completion of the...
Three Dollar Dreams

1987 – Bowen, Lynn

Bowen, L. (1987). Three Dollar Dreams. Lantzville, B.C.: Oolichan Books. The book is about the history of coal mining and coal miners on Vancouver Island.
Old Silverton 1891–1930.

1985 – Norris, John

Norris, J. (1985). Old Silverton 1891–1930. Silverton, B.C.: Silverton Historical Society. History of Silverton, British Columbia 1891-1930. Illustrated with photos and maps.

Media celebrates 2017 BCHF award winners

We are pleased to share the following media stories recognizing some of our 2017 BCHF award winners: "Top of province garners top prize," BC BookLook,...
Circle of Silver

2001 – Parent, Milton

Parent, M. (2001). Circle of Silver. Nakusp, BC: Arrow Lakes Historical Society.  
Stoney Creek Woman : The story of Mary John

1988 – Waite, Peter B.

Waite, P., Larry MacKenzie and Bridget Moran (1988). Stoney Creek Woman : The story of Mary John. Vancouver, B.C.: Tillacum Library. Biography of Mary John, a Native...

Our Coloured Past wins Community History Award

Kyle Kusch signs a copy of Our Coloured Past. Courtesy Arrow Lakes News The Community History Award, part...

Lieutenant Governor’s Historical Writing Awards announced

These prestigious awards celebrate publications from the previous year that contributed significantly to the historical literature of British Columbia.

Historical Writing Competition — Deadline to apply is December 31

Authors and publishers — you have two months to apply for the 2018 Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing.  Our judges are anticipating another great...