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June 2017

A Century of Steam and Steel – The Rail History of Smithers

June 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - December 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Bulkley Valley Museum, 1425 Main Street
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Canada
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Smithers 1914

Without the railway, the Town of Smithers as we know it today would not exist. Smithers was created by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in 1913, and generations of Smithereens have been employed directly and indirectly by its successors Canadian National and Via Rail. As we reflect on the past 150 years since Confederation, we also reflect on the story of our community, and the rail lines that connected it to the broader tides of history.

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August 2017

Asian Canadians of Smithers 1913-1953

August 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am - December 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Bulkley Valley Museum, 1425 Main Street
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Canada
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Asian Canadians of Smithers

Through census data, newspapers, family testimony, oral histories, and published secondary sources, this exhibit examines the experiences of early Chinese and Japanese Canadian residents of Smithers from 1913 to 1953.

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April 2018

INFLUENZA: The Spanish Flu in Smithers

April 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Bulkley Valley Museum, 1425 Main Street
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Canada
Free

In 1918 a deadly virus swept across a world already suffering from the losses of the First World War. What became known as the "Spanish Flu" would leave few untouched, whether they were sick themselves, or lost family and friends. Our exhibit INFLUENZA: The Spanish Flu in Smithers marks the 100th anniversary of this pandemic, tracing the spread of the virus to Smithers. Learn how our community, which had no doctor or hospital of its own at the time, was…

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