Whether you’re waking up at 3am to watch the broadcast live, or couldn’t care less about the whole darn thing, there’s no denying that the coronation of a British monarch is an event steeped in history. Like many museums across the country, the BV Museum’s collection contains items marking coronations that took place in the […]
The annual general meeting of the BV Museum will be held on Wednesday May 17th 2023, at 4:30pm at the Old Church (3704 First Ave). AGM attendance is vital to our organization, with some grants requiring a certain level of attendance for the board’s appointment. Please consider attending if you are available! RSVPs are appreciated. […]
Join the BV Museum and Smithers Public Library for a free screening of the National Film Board of Canada documentary “Unarchived” on February 23rd at 7pm at the Old Church in Smithers. Watch the trailer: Unarchived – Trailer (2m00s) from NFB/marketing on Vimeo.
We want to hear from you! The Bulkley Valley Museum, with support from the Town of Smithers, is compiling a Community Heritage Register. The purpose of a Community Heritage Register is a list of properties that are recognized as having heritage value or character. It is an important educational tool that formally identifies and documents […]
The BV Museum recently added a new item to our collection: a ticket for a whist drive held on Thursday December 8th at the Town Hall in Smithers in aid of the Bulkley Valley District Hospital. For those who haven’t heard of whist, it is a trick-taking card game played in pairs, similar to Euchre, […]
December 15th, 7pm at the Della Herman Theatre in Smithers, join us for a special preview screening of the new “Shared Histories” films, created for the upcoming BV Museum exhibition. This is a free but *ticketed* event. Get your tickets at the BV Museum or Mills Office Productivity and Books. Filmed and edited by Facundo […]
Our Cookies from the Archives fundraiser is back for a third year! The 15 and 30 piece boxes feature recipes from the museum’s archival collection and Rustica Woodfired Bakery classics. Order by calling 250-847-5322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15th. Pickup days will be December 20th and 21st.
In mid-August of 2021, a nondescript cardboard box full of envelopes was donated to the Bulkley Valley Museum. Within each envelope were strips upon strips of black-and-white negatives depicting people, scenery, and events from Houston, B.C. This pictorial treasure trove was the work of photographer Bill Dungate, who with his camera and darkroom documented nearly […]
Join us for our eight annual Cemetery Walk! The walk will run on Saturday October 15th and Sunday October 16th, starting at 11am each day. The walk runs for approximately 1.5 hours. Meet at the Smithers Municipal Cemetery (1958 Dominion Street). Admission is free, donations in support of Museum events and activities are greatly appreciated. […]
The following story was written by Lynn Shervill, and is republished here with permission from the author. Lynn is also the author of the Smithers history book “From Swamp to Village” . WHO WAS TATLOW? Even after living in a town for many years, I can’t seem to acquire a working knowledge of its street […]