100 Years of the Fall Fair

2019 marked the 100th anniversary of the first Fall Fair in Smithers, which was held on September 30th 1919. To mark the occasion the Bulkley Valley Museum and Smithers Art Gallery came together to produce a joint exhibition of art and history that was displayed in both spaces. The exhibit featured the full history of […]

Call for Art for Community Exhibition

The Bulkley Valley Museum and Smithers Art Gallery are presenting a joint exhibit marking the 100th anniversary of the first Smithers Fall Fair in 1919 – and we want you to participate! This exhibit will combine community memory with community creativity in the form of artifacts, photographs, and art. Everyone in the community, from beginner […]

Museum Mysteries: Dating the Smithers Panorama

“When was that taken?” If you’ve been in the Old Church, or the office of the Bulkley Valley Museum, you’ve seen it: a beautiful panoramic view of Smithers in its earliest days. Second Avenue runs up the centre of the image, with the snow-covered Hudson Bay Mountain behind. Stumps cover the ground, and the St. […]

Summer Employment with the BV Museum

The Bulkley Valley Museum in Smithers, British Columbia is seeking applicants for its two (2) Museum Assistant summer student positions. Please note that the final number of positions available and the duration of employment are conditional on final approval from the funding bodies, Young Canada Works and/or Canada Summer Jobs. Salary: $14/hour Hours: 35 hours/week […]

The Interior News: Now available ONLINE!

Last month, Newspapers.com digitized the Interior News from the microfilmed editions stored in our archives. Now anyone with an internet connection and a subscription to Newspapers.com can search our local paper from 1910 to 2007! This is a big deal for BV Museum staff. One of our many jobs at the museum is to help […]

BV Museum AGM – March 27

The BV Museum will host it’s Annual General Meeting for fiscal year 2018 on March 27th at 7pm at the Old Church. All are welcome, please note that only members of the BV Historical & Museum Society are eligible to vote. To become a member, download our membership form and return it to the Museum […]

Smithers’ Famous Photographer: Gilbert Clarke Killam

The following blog post was written by Dirk Mendel and Harry Kruisselbrink and originally published in the March 2016 edition of “Autumn Leaves”, the newsletter of the Smithers Senior Citizens Association. Early Life and the Klondike Gilbert Clark Killam was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia on March 6th, 1863 to John and Lucy Killam. Gilbert’s […]