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Screenshot of Barry Gough being interviewed about his book Possessing Meares Island. An image of the book cover is shown next to Barry

In Conversation with Barry Gough: Possessing Meares Island

British Columbia History magazine's Aimee Greenaway interviewed Dr. Barry Gough, award-winning author of Possessing Meares Island: A Historian's Journey Through the Past...

60 Second Decades

During our 2022 conference, each session began with a minute-long video consisting of historic moments and pictures from the BCHF's first century....

Punjabi film shot in Barkerville released

A new film entitled ਛੱਲਾ ਮੁੜ ਕੇ ਨਹੀਂ ਆਇਆ (Chhalla Mud Ke Nahi Aaya — Chhalla Never Returned), shot in Barkverville and...

Wings Over Canada: Chinese Canadians in the Skies

This presentation recorded June 28 at the Chinatown Storytelling Centre in Vancouver includes the little-known stories of Chinese Canadian pilots.

Accessing Residential School Records

Content warning: This video relates to Indian Residential Schools. A reminder that the Indian Residential School Survivors Society has a 24 hour...

The Second World War in BC History and Public Memory

Scott Sheffield's investigations of the academic literature on the Second World War in BC revealed a surprising dearth of literature explicitly exploring...

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...