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Thank you Rotary for the Archives Research Centre!

In 1992 the Rotary Club of Campbell River contributed $75,000 towards the New Museum Project.  This named giving opportunity supported the Archives Research Centre and …

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The Haig-Brown House

I take for granted that many people haven’t been to, or maybe don’t even know about, my favourite place in Campbell River.  It has a …

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The Care of Books

This past October, the Comox Valley lost a beloved long-time resident, Father Charles Brandt.  An ordained priest and member of the Hermits of St. John …

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Haig-Brown House Writing Retreats

This January through March, four emerging local writers will be participating in a writing retreat program at the Haig-Brown House.  They have each been partnered …

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Lucky Jim Mine

When most people think of BC gold rushes they think of Barkerville, the Fraser River and the Cariboo.  Few would automatically think of Vancouver Island.  …

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Stories with Santa

Santa has been sneaking into the Museum after hours to readfor all of the good boys and girls.  Join us from December 20-24 on Facebook …

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The Christmas Tree

“Just before Christmas we went out into the woods, cut down a fir tree and brought it home so alive still that the warm house …

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‘Twas the wreck of the Northwestern

T’was December 14th on the chilly North Island, Where mountains meet valley and ocean meets dryland, The sheep were in bed, and so were the …

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Our Cenotaph

As November approaches, and we start to see people wearing poppies on their coats, it is important to reflect and remember the impact that major …

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Big Rock’s Halloween Costume

October 1986 will probably go down in history as the year of Campbell River’s greatest prank.  It was the year that Les Antonelli and Steve …

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