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Movember Part 2 – Rise of the Goatee

Posted on: November 21st, 2018 by Tristan Evans

Last Movember I wrote a blog highlighting some of the individuals from Chilliwack’s historic past rocking a solid mo.  The moustache is grown each November as a symbol of support to raise awareness for men’s health issues.  This year, in addition to the typical male pattern balding, men’s health issues have particularly struck home for … Read the full article >>

Connections – Why I Support the Chilliwack Museum and Archives by Vivian Evans Walker

Posted on: November 8th, 2018 by Yvonne Contreras

Connections – Why I Support the Chilliwack Museum and Archives by Vivian Evans Walker When I was a child, if I wanted to know something about “the olden days” I would often ask Gramma. What was it like to travel in a covered wagon from the Dakotas to Alberta? Were you dizzy the first time … Read the full article >>

Haunted Tales: Stories from Williams Street

Posted on: October 31st, 2018 by Anna Irwin

Near the corner of Portage Avenue and Williams Street once stood a white and green three-story house. Built in 1909 by travelling salesman W. E. Bradwin, the house, built with clapboard siding and equipped with six-bedrooms, became the centre of local legend in the mid to late 1960s. Things That Go Bump In The Night: … Read the full article >>

Make It, Mend It: Tools of the Shoe Repair Trade

Posted on: October 18th, 2018 by Anna Irwin

The idea of repairing something can oftentimes take a backseat to purchasing a new item. Stores lined with new, shiny gadgets and niceties designed to make our lives easier often win out over rolling up our sleeves and fixing what we already own. These Boots Were Made For Walking?   Buying new items when a problem … Read the full article >>

Time Travelling Taste Buds

Posted on: October 11th, 2018 by Sarah Belley

In my ongoing exploration of the area’s history, I find myself often comparing how our experience parallels that of those who’ve come before. How are our traditions alike or how are they different? How can we engage in that history, and experience life in similar ways? In our last blog post our archivist, Tristan Evans, … Read the full article >>