Member Stories

Member Stories
Valley Voices with Mark Forsythe

Valley Voices Podcast — April show

Langley Heritage Society President and BCHF Board member Mark Forsythe has been at it again — Valley Voices in conjunction with University of the...

Nakusp’s grand old Centennial Building: From two-room schoolhouse to cultural hub

Just north of Nakusp's busiest intersection sits the Centennial Building, one of Nakusp's oldest buildings. First built as a two-room school house, this building...

BCHF members win Heritage BC awards

Congratulations to the following BC Historical Federation members who received 2018 Heritage Awards from Heritage BC for the following initiatives in the category of Heritage...

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....
News Stories

New cultural centre proposed for Fort Langley

The Village of Fort Langley could see a new cultural centre in its future — one that melds history, heritage, arts, Indigenous culture and...

New museum carving to tell story of North Shore Mountains

The new location of the North Vancouver Museum will welcome visitors with a carved cedar panel depicting the story of the nearby North Shore...

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...