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Digitizing the Frederick Gordon Leary Fonds

Posted on: September 13th, 2017 by

In my first blog post, The Decision to Digitize, I discussed the various challenges associated with digitization and why we do not digitize everything at the Archives.  While most of our records will likely never be completely digitized, there are some occasions when it is appropriate to digitize an entire collection.  I am not going … Read the full article >>

Getting Ready for the 2017-2018 School Year

Posted on: September 6th, 2017 by

It seems like the school year just ended and we were getting ready for our summer programming only days ago, but here we are again with another year of school upon us! Aligning with the new BC Curriculum, we’re excited to be able to offer a variety of programs and resources that help teachers bring … Read the full article >>

Connecting with the Collection: the Bobby Hales trumpet

Posted on: August 30th, 2017 by

Every object housed in the collection of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives has a story. As only a small percentage of these objects can be displayed in exhibitions, the remainder of the 10,000+ artifacts quietly wait for their time to be shown. To keep you connected with the different treasures within the collection, today I would like … Read the full article >>

My Summer at the Archives

Posted on: August 23rd, 2017 by

By Rachel Vandenberg – Archival and Curatorial Assistant Over the past few months I have been fortunate enough have the opportunity to work at the Chilliwack Museum and Archives as the Archival and Curatorial Assistant. This summer I have been able to learn about archival practices and curatorial management from our awesome Archivist, Tristan Evans, … Read the full article >>

(Museum) Membership has its privileges!

Posted on: August 22nd, 2017 by

Who remembers the popular credit card commercial, “Membership has its privileges“? It was a catchy line that made that little plastic rectangle feel like a badge of honour, a special club you wanted to be a part of. Membership does mean something. It can mean quite a lot, in fact. But history shows us that … Read the full article >>