Accusations of Arson: The Curious Case of E.C. Dawson

From January to May of 1933 a sensational story captured the headlines of the Smithers Interior News. “Fire Probe Conducted,” proclaimed a prominent title on January 25th. “Dawson to Face Charge of Arson” was the update on February 22nd. Three of the four pages of the April 5th edition were taken up by an account […]

The Dave Havard Story in World War II

The following story was written by Smithers historian Harry Kruisselbrink and is republished here with permission from the author. The year 2020 is the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. The BC/Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion has decided that this year it will “focus on the 75th Anniversary of […]

Hands-On History: Become a Curator at Home

Become a Curator: Create an Exhibit About You In this activity, you will become a Curator. Curators work in museums, and one of their jobs is to create exhibits for visitors like you. You can participate in this activity by reading the instructions below, or, watch this short video on our Youtube channel. What is […]

Imagine the Past: In Colour

BV Museum staff recently came across a fun little web tool called MyHeritage In Colour that helps you imagine how the past really looked by uploading photos for colourization. In order to upload photos to MyHeritage you are asked to create a free account**, but more adventurous users looking to experiment can also work with […]

Summer 2020 Employment Opportunities

Summer Employment Opportunities at the Bulkley Valley Museum The Bulkley Valley Museum is seeking applicants for two (2) Museum Assistant summer positions. Please note that the final number of positions available and the duration of employment are conditional on final approval from the funding bodies, and the needs of the Museum. SALARY : $15/hour + […]

Colour Our Collection Contest

With the Museum temporarily closed to the public to help stop the spread of Covid-19, we’re missing our kid visitors and the colourful drawings they create as part of our Museum Scavenger Hunt. So, we’ve decided to join the colouring page trend! Several museums and archives around the world have created colouring pages from images […]

BV Museum temporarily closed to the public

The BV Museum is closed to the public for at least the next two weeks, effective March 17th. We will reassess on March 30th and provide an update then. We will reopen with a brand new exhibit that we can’t wait to show you! The office will remain open for phone calls (250-847-5322) and emails […]

Employment Opportunity: Assistant Curator

This posting has expired as of February 2nd. Thank you to all applicants for their interest. The Bulkley Valley Museum is recruiting an Assistant Curator to join our work team. Position Description: Full-time permanent position. 35 hours/week, generally Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Some weekend, evenings, or holiday work may be required, e.g. for special events. Pay: $17.50/hour […]