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In the Shadow of Mt. Cheam: Local history made available digitally

Submitted by Mike Yusko, BC Dairy Historical Society Discovering local area history for areas...

Will Navvy Jack House celebrate its 150th birthday in 2022?

Wedding of Elizabeth “Bessie” Lawson and William Pitman, December 31, 1914 (207.WVA.THO) New research indicates that Navvy Jack...

BCHF members open for business

COVID-19 has upended the operating schedules of many of our members. But if you are open to visits, even with reduced hours,...

Demolition of Navvy Jack house delayed

The oldest building on the North Shore will stand at least until mid-September, but there are no guarantees after that. West Vancouver...

The story of Cianci House

West Vancouver Dogwood  Photo: Cianci, 1930s The West Vancouver Historical Society has been holding a series entitled Local...

The COVID Chronicles

The B.C. Labour Heritage Centre has embarked on a project entitled COVID Chronicles: Labour’s Story. They want...

Old Hastings Mill Museum saved

The Old Hastings Mill Store Museum/Wikimedia Commons The Old Hastings Mill Store Museum was recently in danger of...

Author Q&A: “The Trials of Albert Stroebel”

Our new blog series “Author Q&A” pulls back the curtain on the historical writing process, introducing local authors and hearing how their...

Japanese Hall 1928-2018: The Story of Resilience, Survival and Transformation

The Japanese School Hall is a Vancouver institution, opened in 1906. By stubbornness and luck its board retained ownership through the war,...

Nanaimo Historical Society presents distinguished service awards

At their Annual General Meeting on March 12, the Nanaimo Historical Society presented Distinguished Service Awards to Pamela Mar and Gordon Miller...