International Museum Day

May 18, 2024 is International Museum Day at the Campbell River Museum.

May 18, 2024 – We are very excited to be celebrating International Museum Day on Saturday, May 18 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. We will be firing up the 1916 Empire Steam Donkey, one of the few operational donkeys on the coast. Along with the Steam Donkey, we’ll be serving up Boiler Coffee, that coffee-so-thick-you-could-walk-on-it brew with a slice of delicious pie. We will also be hosting guided tours of the Soyokaze, the Japanese cod fishing boat which is the only boat known to be reunited with its Japanese owner after the Internment of Japanese Nationalists in Canada during WW II. It’s a special legacy to fishing on the coast.

The Richard Calver Art Auction will also be in full swing during this time so stop in and see the unique talents of this Quadra artist. Campbell River Art Gallery curator Jenelle Pasiechnik, will be on hand to offer a lecture on the work and life of Richard at 2:00pm. A great opportunity to dive deep into his work.

The Museum will be free all day and it will be a great day to pack a lunch and watch the steam donkey roll up to steam on the grass at the Museum. Mark your calendar and join us to celebrate your Museum.

Museum at Campbell River respectfully acknowledges the Liǧʷiɫdax̌ʷ First Nation, on whose traditional lands we work to preserve, interpret and share the collective human history of North Vancouver Island. The Liǧʷiɫdax̌ʷ First Nation is comprised of the We Wai Kai, Wei Wai Kum and Kwiakah First Nations. Our closest neighbors are the Coast Salish Xwemalhkwu, Klahoose and K’ómoks First Nations.

These nations have close connections to the land where Campbell River is located today.

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