Museum

A memorial totem pole is shown in this handout image provided by National Museums Scotland. The museum says it will return to the Nisga’a Nation in British Columbia a memorial pole taken nearly a century ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-National Museums Scotland

B.C. Nisga’a totem on display at Scotland museum since 1930 is heading home

Delegation of Nisga’a leaders travelled to Edinburgh last August to ask that the pole be returned

 

A plane parked at the BC Aviation Museum. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)

BC Aviation Museum seeking donations for new floatplane exhibit

Donations will be used in a new exhibit dedicated to floatplanes during the 1950s

 

The Victoria Cross Medal belonging to Pte. James Peter Robertson is seen in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Tilston Memorial Collection of Canadian Military Medals, Canadian War Museum

‘War hero of the family’: Canadian War Museum acquires 3 more Victoria Crosses

Museum now has 36 of the 73 Victoria Crosses awarded to Canadians in the First World War

 

This photo is from the Rossland Museum Discovery Centre collection, digitized courtesy of the @ColumbiaBasinInstitute. Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history? Consider donating them to the Rossland Archives, where they can be scanned and you can also scan them and you retain the original.

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Rossland Museum invites all to its Halloween bash and costume contest on Saturday, Oct. 29

This photo is from the Rossland Museum Discovery Centre collection, digitized courtesy of the @ColumbiaBasinInstitute. Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history? Consider donating them to the Rossland Archives, where they can be scanned and you can also scan them and you retain the original.
Photo from the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre collection digitized courtesy of the @ColumbiaBasinInstitute. Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history? Consider donating them to the Rossland Archives - we can also scan them and you retain the original.

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Nurses were vital to Rossland’s beginnings as a small mining town. The…

Photo from the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre collection digitized courtesy of the @ColumbiaBasinInstitute. Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history? Consider donating them to the Rossland Archives - we can also scan them and you retain the original.
An exhibit from the third floor of B.C. Royal Museum is pictured in Victoria, Wednesday, December 29, 2021. The museum announced that it will be closing the third floor including parts of the First Peoples Gallery in an effort to decolonize the institution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canadian Museums Association recommends 10 ways to decolonize heritage sector

Report presents ways to give Indigenous Peoples authority over how they are represented

An exhibit from the third floor of B.C. Royal Museum is pictured in Victoria, Wednesday, December 29, 2021. The museum announced that it will be closing the third floor including parts of the First Peoples Gallery in an effort to decolonize the institution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
An original Seth Martin goalie mask. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Museum acquires three more hockey treasures

The already impressive collection makes wonderful additions to Greater Trail’s hockey legacy

An original Seth Martin goalie mask. Photo: Jim Bailey
James Manke has been “overwhelmed” by the local support he’s received since rolling new life into the town’s iconic The Wreckage building with a brand new kayak museum. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Traditional kayaking museum debuts in The Wreckage of B.C.’s wild West Coast

Manke at the Wreckage celebrating the building and use of traditional kayaks in Ucluelet

James Manke has been “overwhelmed” by the local support he’s received since rolling new life into the town’s iconic The Wreckage building with a brand new kayak museum. (Andrew Bailey photo)
People walk up stairs to the entrance of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C. Premier John Horgan announced June 22 they are stopping their $789-million plan to rebuild the ageing building, and sending things back to public consultation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Province cancels controversial $789M Royal BC Museum rebuild

Premier says public engagement will now determine the future of the ‘seismically unsafe’ building

People walk up stairs to the entrance of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C. Premier John Horgan announced June 22 they are stopping their $789-million plan to rebuild the ageing building, and sending things back to public consultation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Doukhobor Discovery Centre. Photo: Betsy Kline
Doukhobor Discovery Centre. Photo: Betsy Kline
An example of a black-figure panel amphora from the last quarter 6th century B.C. seen in the Dallas Museum of Art. (Wikimedia Commons)

Police say man smashes ancient museum artifacts worth millions in Dallas

A 6th century B.C. Greek amphora and a Greek pot dating to 450 B.C. were among the items destroyed

An example of a black-figure panel amphora from the last quarter 6th century B.C. seen in the Dallas Museum of Art. (Wikimedia Commons)
The Royal B.C. Museum will close in September in preparation for a rebuild. BC Archives will remain until 2025 with Imax Victoria staying open through early 2023. (Black Press Media file photo)

Royal B.C. Museum gets $789-million overhaul

Museum to close in September for rebuild, expected opening in 2030

The Royal B.C. Museum will close in September in preparation for a rebuild. BC Archives will remain until 2025 with Imax Victoria staying open through early 2023. (Black Press Media file photo)
Pictured: Nellie Schorlemer, Mrs. Gus Parker, Mrs. Bernice Post, and twins Lyle and Lynn Post circa 1900.
Photo from the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre collection digitized courtesy of the Columbia Basin Institute. Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history? Consider donating them to the Rossland Archives - we can also scan them and you retain the original.

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If you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history contact the museum to share

  • Apr 14, 2022
Pictured: Nellie Schorlemer, Mrs. Gus Parker, Mrs. Bernice Post, and twins Lyle and Lynn Post circa 1900.
Photo from the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre collection digitized courtesy of the Columbia Basin Institute. Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history? Consider donating them to the Rossland Archives - we can also scan them and you retain the original.
This photo is from the museum collection digitized courtesy of the Columbia Basin Institute. Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history? Consider donating them to the Rossland Archives. The photo can be scanned and the original returned to the donor.

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Do you have photos capturing Rossland’s storied history? Share digitized versions with the museum

  • Mar 10, 2022
This photo is from the museum collection digitized courtesy of the Columbia Basin Institute. Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history? Consider donating them to the Rossland Archives. The photo can be scanned and the original returned to the donor.
Rossland Museum introduces State of Snowpack series which connects residents with local snow science experts. Photo: Mike Lajeunesse

Rossland Museum features State of Snowpack meeting

Meet your local avalanche professionals and get the latest snowpack update for the Rossland Range

  • Mar 7, 2022
Rossland Museum introduces State of Snowpack series which connects residents with local snow science experts. Photo: Mike Lajeunesse
Britanny Vis, executive director of the Maritime Museum of BC, is seeking input from queer, trans and two-spirit individuals willing to share their marine stories for use in the upcoming Queer at Sea exhibit. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria museum puts call out for maritime stories from B.C.’s LGBTQ2S+ community

Queer at Sea exhibit launches at the Maritime Museum in May

Britanny Vis, executive director of the Maritime Museum of BC, is seeking input from queer, trans and two-spirit individuals willing to share their marine stories for use in the upcoming Queer at Sea exhibit. (Black Press Media file photo)
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The Rossland Museum offers weekly glimpses into the Golden City’s colourful past

  • Dec 2, 2021
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Mike Wigley will be bringing his “Tales from a Splitboarder: Walking to Glory” to the Rossland Museum on Dec. 2 as part of its December Speaker Series.

The Rossland Miner: a look back in time

From the Rossland Weekly Miner Dec. 8, 1896, burglars hit city businesses

  • Nov 29, 2021
Mike Wigley will be bringing his “Tales from a Splitboarder: Walking to Glory” to the Rossland Museum on Dec. 2 as part of its December Speaker Series.
Photo: From the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre collection digitized courtesy of the Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History. Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history? Consider donating them to the Rossland Archives where they can be scanned and the original retained by the donor.

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Apparently, in 1898 November was Movember even before it became a cancer fundraiser

  • Nov 25, 2021
Photo: From the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre collection digitized courtesy of the Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History. Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history? Consider donating them to the Rossland Archives where they can be scanned and the original retained by the donor.
Virtual tours will soon be available for the Doukhobor Discovery Centre. Photo: Betsy Kline

Doukhobor museum partnership to create virtual museum tours

Virtual tours will be created for the Doukhobour Discovery Centre in Castlegar

Virtual tours will soon be available for the Doukhobor Discovery Centre. Photo: Betsy Kline