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 […]
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 […]
Due to lack of attendance the Bulkley Valley Historical & Museum Society has rescheduled its Annual General Meeting for fiscal year 2017 on April 18th at 7pm at the Old Church. Members of the public are encouraged to attend. To become a member of the Society, or for more information please contact the Museum at […]
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 […]
The BV Museum is thrilled to launch its refreshed website! Funding for our marketing refresh was provided by Wetzink’wa Community Forest Corporation. The new website was designed by Websites by Emily Hashemi and our logo was given a makeover by Sandra Smith at Design Works. A big thank you to all those involved!
The Bulkley Valley Museum and Smithers Art Gallery have joined up to offer extended opening hours! On Thursday evenings from September through December the Museum and Gallery will be open until 7pm, and offering light refreshments after 5pm. Drop by for a coffee or tea, and get a dose of local art, history and culture!
The sun was just peaking out for the Museum’s third annual Cemetery Walk on October 28th. 35 participants joined us to learn about the lives and deaths of some early residents of Smithers, including Warren Lewis and the DeVoins, Danny Foster, Tom Monks, Joey Aida and more. Thanks to everyone who joined – we’re already […]