Member Stories

Member Stories

Nakusp Hot Springs: From poor man’s spa to regional tourism treasure

There are a thousand stories to be told of a hot-spring playground hidden in one of the Selkirk’s most beautiful valleys. But one part...

“Pam’s Pony Express”: A female horse packer in Nakusp

Pam Gillman, nee Herridge (1927-2007), was a horse packer operating on the Nakusp Hot Springs Trail from 1940 to 1945. Pam worked under the name...

Conference memory: Water bomber “waves” to attendees in Port Alberni

This memory of the 2000 Annual Conference in Port Alberni was submitted by BCHF Director and Honorary Life Member Ron Hyde:  One of my morning...
Alice Glanville

A Glanville family connection

One article in the Winter 2017 issue of British Columbia History (Vol. 50 No. 4) contains a link to long-time BCHF member and Council...

New Japanese Canadian books honoured

Four Japanese-Canadian books published in 2017 will be celebrated at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre on November 25, 2017, during the Centre's...

Chilliwack photographer documents heritage buildings for the future

A Chilliwack-based architectural photographer has embarked on an exciting new project to photograph historical and heritage buildings in the Chilliwack area and donate photographs...

Students capture heritage on film in Langley

Looking for new ways to engage youth in local history? The Langley Heritage Society is collaborating with local high school students to create and share...

Convergence of cultural institutions and what it means for BC history

Wondering what the new MOU signed by GLAM sector organizations in BC means for you? Shannon Bettles, BCHF Second Vice President, discusses how the...

Congrats to this year’s LAC grant recipients — 11 from BC!

The Library and Archives Canada Documentary Heritage Communities Program has for 2017-2018 approved $1.5 million in funding to support 48 projects in local archival...

Maple Ridge Museum obtains dedication scroll for Fraser Valley Buddhist Church

The Fraser Valley Buddhist Church building on Dewdney Trunk Road in Maple Ridge, BC, once served as a centre for worship and social activity...