Women’s History Week

August 3 -9 the Museum’s Summer Programming presents Women’s History Week! 

This week we’re exploring women’s roles in the history of Campbell River and the North Island. 

Monday

Hidden Courage: Life on a Floathouse 

Floathouse life was not easy, but it fostered kindness and strength for those that lived there. Learn more about these unique communities and the women that kept them afloat in this short video.

Also, check out our floathouse colouring sheet! Inspired by the Museum’s  Floathouse Exhibit. 

Floathouse Colouring Sheet

Tuesday

The Two Myras Puppet Show 

Myra Ellison and Myra Cliffe both believe that Myra Mountain and Myra Falls are named after them. After they each tell their stories with the help of their friends, will they come to some agreement? 

(all of our puppet shows are available for a limited time on our YouTube Channel!)

Wilderness Wednesday

A Pack of Five: A Short Tale of the Schnarr Sisters 

For this Wilderness Wednesday, we’ll explore the extraordinary lives of the famous Schnarr sisters: Pansy, Pearl, and Marion. From their time living in a floathouse to long summers alone in a boatshed in Bute Inlet, the girls that raised cougars tell a unique West Coast story. 

Also, check out our Basket Makers and Materials colouring sheet. You can learn more about North Coast Salish baskets and the women who make them on our website. 

Basket Makers & Materials colouring sheet

Explore the extraordinary lives of the famous Schnarr sisters: Pansy, Pearl, and Marion, in this short video. From their time living in a floathouse to long summers alone in a boatshed in Bute Inlet, the girls that raised cougars tell a unique West Coast story. 

Thursday

How the Torii Gate Got to Campbell River Puppet Show

Torii gets ready for the big move to Campbell River. An evil octopus is doing everything he can to stop Torii from leaving Ishikari – will Torii and her friend Emi be able to stop him?

(All of our puppet shows are available for a limited time on our YouTube Channel!)

Feature Friday

Sit down with your family to watch two great films about the history of the women of Northern Vancouver Island from the Museum’s Reflections series: The Women of Northern Vancouver Island and Native Women, Northern Vancouver Island 1915-1945 

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