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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]