A Royal Affair: Past Coronation Events in Smithers

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 […]

BV Museum AGM: May 17th 2023

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. […]

Employment Opportunity: Programming and Administrative Assistant

This position is a full-time permanent position. If you are interested in applying for one of our seasonal summer job positions, please click here. The Bulkley Valley Museum is looking for a creative and outgoing new staff member to join our core team as a Programming and Administrative Assistant. Job title: Programming and Administrative Assistant […]

Application deadline extended: Summer 2023 Employment Opportunities

The BV Museum invites applications from creative, outgoing and responsible individuals for two Museum Assistant positions (seasonal full-time). SALARY : $17/hour + 4% vacation pay (salary has been updated April 24th). HOURS: 35 hours/week, for up to 16 weeks (approx. May 9th – August 26th 2023, start date negotiable). Hours of work are generally 9am-5pm […]

Community Heritage Register Consultation Period

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 […]

Shared Histories Film Screening

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 […]

Cookies from the Archives 2022

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 curator@bvmuseum.org by December 15th. Pickup days will be December 20th and 21st.  

Accessioning the Bill Dungate Photographic Collection

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 […]