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Adopt an Artifact

Regardless of what is going on outside of the walls of the Museum, the community treasures we hold in trust require care and attention. These …

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Masters Road

When thinking about the ‘official’ history of Campbell River, and the stories that are most often told, I think of several things.  For me, the …

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Going to the Falls

Ever popular for Sunday drives and showing visitors the sights, Elk Falls on the Campbell River has been the highlight of many an excursion over …

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Cory Cliffe – new artist in the Museum Shop!

Cory Cliffe had a turning point in his life in 2014 when he participated in Tribal Journeys.  From there he started learning about who he …

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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 are participating in a writing retreat program at the Haig-Brown House.  They have each been partnered with …

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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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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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