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January 2019

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

January 1 - December 31
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 2019

100 Years of the Fall Fair

August 13 @ 9:00 am - December 31 @ 4:00 pm

The Bulkley Valley Museum and Smithers Art Gallery present a joint exhibition of art and history to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first Fall Fair in Smithers in 1919. This exhibit will feature artifacts, photographs, and community art submissions to showcase the history and culture of the Fall Fair/Bulkley Valley Exhibition and agriculture in our community. Exhibition opening Wednesday August 21st - join us before and after the Fall Fair Parade to see the exhibit. Check back for details…

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