Behind the Scenes: Digitizing Oversized Records

One of the goals under the BV Museum’s Strategic Plan is increasing engagement with and access to our collection items in the digital realm. Digitization has been a primary focus of our Museum over the past few years, beginning with the launch of our Collections Online website in 2016 (thanks to funding from the Documentary […]

Museum Mysteries: Fire Photos

Burning Questions While browsing the Museum’s photo collection last summer, we came across a mystery: four photos showing the aftermath of a major fire. They had no associated information: no date, no donor, and no location aside from a note saying “Smithers BC”. There are many unidentified photos in the Museum’s collection. However, we found […]

Fall Fair Photo Call

We Want YOUR Fall Fair Photos! The BV Museum and Smithers Art Gallery are partnering on a 2019 exhibit marking the 100th anniversary of the Smithers Fall Fair, and we need your help! We are seeking photos of the past 100 years of fun at the Fall Fair – the parade, the rodeo, blue ribbon […]

Employment Opportunity: Museum Educational Programmer

***This position has been filled, thanks to all those who applied   The Bulkley Valley Museum is seeking an Educational Programmer to join our team!   Job Title: Museum Educational Programmer Hours: 400 hours for contract term. 20-25 hours / week for approximately 16 weeks is envisioned, but flexible schedule is negotiable. Salary: $20/hour + […]

Upcoming Event: Canada Day Culture Crawl

The Museum’s popular Canada Day Culture Crawl walking tour is back again on July 1st! Historian Harry Kruisselbrink and Museum Curator Kira Westby lead participants on a walk through Smithers history, starting at the Central Park Building at 10am and finishing at the GTP/CN rail station. Highlights include a stop at the fire station, the […]

Upcoming Event: “Behind the Scenes” Open House

The Bulkley Valley Museum welcomes community members for an exclusive peek “behind the scenes” at our Open House! Drop in the Museum on May 24th and 25th from 12-7pm for a tour of our back room artifact storage area and to learn about museum curation and digitization with our staff. For more information about this event […]

Featured Artifact: Patent Medicines from the BV Museum Collection

Famous (or infamous) for their flashy advertisements and curative promises, patent medicines had their hey-day of popularity in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Patent medicines existed to cure or prevent nearly every thinkable ailment: from pimples, to cancer. Many claimed to be effective against a large range of ailments, both internal and external. Patent […]

Summer Employment Opportunities

The Bulkley Valley Museum is seeking applicants for its summer student positions of Collections Assistant and Digitization Technician. Please note that the number of positions and the duration of employment are conditional on final approval from the funding bodies, Young Canada Works and Canada Summer Jobs. Salary: $13/hour Hours: 35 hours/week for up to 16 […]

Winter 2018 Updates

  2018 is shaping up to be a somewhat off-beat year for the Museum so far! In January the Museum closed its exhibit galleries while we completed an overhaul of our museum storage areas. Brand new mobile shelving units were installed in both the Museum’s artifact and archival storage spaces, increasing our available storage capacity […]