Museum

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

 

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

 

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.

Our History in Pictures

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.

Our History in Pictures

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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Our History in Pictures

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.

Our History in Pictures

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
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Everyone invited to a Night at the Rossland Museum

The Rossland Museum is wrapping up its summer program on Aug. 19, with a final Night at the Museum

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Originally set to be unveiled in 2020, a monument honouring the only B.C. pilot and the last Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross will be unveiled Sunday (Aug. 8) in North Saanich. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)

Aviation museum unveils monument to Second World War Kootenay flying legend

In 1989 the Japanese dedicated a memorial that overlooked the bay where ‘Hammy’ Gray’s remains lie

Originally set to be unveiled in 2020, a monument honouring the only B.C. pilot and the last Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross will be unveiled Sunday (Aug. 8) in North Saanich. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)
Bill Merilees, a retired B.C. Parks regional information officer, collected mollusk shells from B.C. and Washington state coastlines for 50 years and has donated his 140,000-specimen collection to University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: B.C. man donates 140,000 mollusk specimens to biodiversity museum

UBC’s Beaty museum grateful for Bill Merilees’s historical record of B.C. marine biodiversity

Bill Merilees, a retired B.C. Parks regional information officer, collected mollusk shells from B.C. and Washington state coastlines for 50 years and has donated his 140,000-specimen collection to University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Tammy Bradford, manager of the Creston Museum, poses with Derry the Ford Model T outside of the Farmers’ Market on July 10. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Tammy Bradford, manager of the Creston Museum, poses with Derry the Ford Model T outside of the Farmers’ Market on July 10. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston Museum celebrates Ford Model T’s 100th birthday

Originally manufactured in the United States in July 1921, Derry has travelled many miles during his lifetime

Tammy Bradford, manager of the Creston Museum, poses with Derry the Ford Model T outside of the Farmers’ Market on July 10. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Tammy Bradford, manager of the Creston Museum, poses with Derry the Ford Model T outside of the Farmers’ Market on July 10. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Trail's new Butler Park pickleball and tennis court is drawing a lot of interest since opening last week.

Resurfacing project complete, tennis anyone?

The Butler Park tennis and pickleball courts are ready for play with a new and expanded look

Trail's new Butler Park pickleball and tennis court is drawing a lot of interest since opening last week.
We are so excited for the summer and can’t wait to get out on some more hikes. Here are some ski club members out on a hike in the Squaw Basin looking for a cabin site in June 1939. Standing third from right is Harold Fox, fourth from right is Tryg Nora. What’s your favourite hike in Rossland?
Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history? Consider donating them to the Rossland Archives where they can be scanned and you retain the original.

Rossland: History in Pictures

Historic photos are generously provided by the Rossland Museum Discovery Centre collection

  • Jun 24, 2021
We are so excited for the summer and can’t wait to get out on some more hikes. Here are some ski club members out on a hike in the Squaw Basin looking for a cabin site in June 1939. Standing third from right is Harold Fox, fourth from right is Tryg Nora. What’s your favourite hike in Rossland?
Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history? Consider donating them to the Rossland Archives where they can be scanned and you retain the original.
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Rossland Miner: A look back in time

June Speaker series presents biologist Adrian Leslie and her work on whitebark pine rehabilitation

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In celebration of International Museums Day, May 18, and BC Museums Week, May 17 to 23, here’s a very early photo of the Rossland Museum while it was still in the basement of the courthouse in 1962. Mrs. E.E. Coombs, secretary-treasurer, is on the left and Mrs. Jean Coon, curator, on the right. To celebrate BC Museums Week, be sure to stop by the Rossland Museum, admission by donation. This photo is 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 submitted photos can be scanned so you retain the original.

Our History in Pictures

The Rossland News is celebrating International Museums Week, visit the Rossland Museum

  • May 14, 2021
In celebration of International Museums Day, May 18, and BC Museums Week, May 17 to 23, here’s a very early photo of the Rossland Museum while it was still in the basement of the courthouse in 1962. Mrs. E.E. Coombs, secretary-treasurer, is on the left and Mrs. Jean Coon, curator, on the right. To celebrate BC Museums Week, be sure to stop by the Rossland Museum, admission by donation. This photo is 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 submitted photos can be scanned so you retain the original.