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Haig-Brown House Summer Programming

This summer we welcome you to explore the Haig-Brown House – virtually through some of our programming, or outdoors on the grounds.  Check back here …

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We are open, and we want your feedback about what comes next.

Sandra Parrish, Executive Director of the Museum at Campbell River, re-opened the Museum June 2 after having closed it March 17 due to COVID-19.  “Like …

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What have we been up to lately?

It’s been a strange few months.  As with most people, Museum staff have been adjusting to new conditions.  We are planning for our re-opening June …

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The Carihi Culture – Fifty Years of Respect and Acceptance

This article appeared in a special publication in honour of the Carihi Anniversary, in April 2016. In 1950 Campbell River Junior-Senior High School opened. By …

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Donkey Boiler Coffee

“It was good coffee.  A man with big feet could walk on it.” In the late 1800s, in an effort to increase production, steam technology …

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Recipes from the Museum’s Cookbook

As part of Food Week in June 2020 we shared some recipes from “The Raincoast Kitchen”, a cookbook written by the Museum staff and volunteers, …

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Colouring is a great activity for all ages!

Over the last few years the Museum has developed a number of colouring pages about local history.  Here we would like to share some of …

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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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Ann Elmore Haig-Brown

This article, written by the Museum’s curator Beth Boyce, appeared in the March 2019 edition of Musings, the Museum’s newsletter. Ann Elmore Haig-Brown did not …

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Strangers in the Woods

If you asked for the history of Blind Channel, it would typically sound something like this: “In 1907 Thurlow Island Lumber Company had a sawmill …

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