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Project Naming – Stó:lō and S’olh Temexw Version

Posted on: July 26th, 2017 by

Earlier this year I was fortunate to travel to Victoria to attend the 2017 Archives Association of British Columbia Conference.  During this conference I was introduced to the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) project, Project Naming.  In short, Project Naming is a collaborative effort between Nunavut Sivuniksavut; Nunavut’s Department of Culture, Languages, Elders and Youth; … Read the full article >>

Something Completely Different

Posted on: July 19th, 2017 by

And now for something completely different! One of the things I most love about running summer family drop-ins is the flexibility they offer visiting families. It’s interesting watching a simple concept we decide to focus on for a week become something completely different when the variety of voices that join in change and adapt it. … Read the full article >>

Exploring Chinese-Canadian history in the Fraser Valley

Posted on: July 12th, 2017 by

The Chilliwack Museum and Archives’ latest exhibition 金山梦! 勇闯菲沙河谷 (Gold Mountain Dream: Bravely Venture into the Fraser Valley) is now open! From rare archival images and artifacts, to detailed storytelling and interactive elements, this exhibition focuses on early Chinese-Canadian history in the Fraser Valley. The Background Story In the 1800s, gold fever consumed the world. Masses of people from … Read the full article >>

Preventing Pest Infestation – Don’t Bug Out

Posted on: June 21st, 2017 by

Disclaimer: Content in the following blog post may be disturbing to bug lovers.  Recently I picked up a donation for the archives that caused me some concern.  Before bringing the newly acquired collection into the stacks I noticed a silverfish at the bottom of the bankers box.  Archival instincts taking over, I immediately crushed the … Read the full article >>

Summer Outreach and Activities

Posted on: June 14th, 2017 by

This past weekend we were at Cultus Lake for our first summer outreach event. We had a great time sharing information about the museum and archives, chatting about Cultus Lake history with visitors and playing our ‘match the date’ game with historic photographs. Its days like these that remind me how important and meaningful our … Read the full article >>