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June 2017

Ephemera – Things that Exist for a Short Time Only

June 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am - May 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Bulkley Valley Museum, 1425 Main Street
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Canada
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Ephemera - Things that Exist for a Short Time Only

Ephemera are items that were not intended to be saved, but instead were made to be discarded after they were used. These “documents of everyday life” are often paper-based materials such as birthday cards, movie tickets, menus, and calendars. Some objects, such as matchbooks, or medical and food packaging, are also considered types of ephemera. Today many forms of ephemera are highly treasured by collectors, museums, and archives. This exhibit explores items of ephemera from the Museum’s collection, including examples…

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

June 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - May 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 - May 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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