The Nanaimo Museum has been fortunate enough to host a variety of unique events, receptions,as well as literary and photography launchs through out the years. With exciting new opportunities to attend guest curator lectures, and participate in unique cultural events the Nanaimo Museum offers engaging and informative events for all community members. Listed below are current and coming events happening at the museum.
Interested in learning more about past events the museum has hosted
Museum Society 50th Anniversary 1964 - 2014
April 2014 Various Times
The museum is hoping the community will join in the celebrations by sharing their memories and donating artifacts or photos that tell a story of
Nanaimo in 1964. Anniversary events are scheduled for April and the museum is hoping to reconnect with people who were involved in the early days of the Museum Society.
A display about Nanaimo in 1964 is also in the works. We are creating a
1964 collection to commemorate our city the year the museum society
started. We are asking the community to donate artifacts or photos from
1964 that tell a good Nanaimo story. The exhibit will be on display at the
museum in April. Artifact donation inquiries should be directed to David
Past and present community members who were involved with the society or
museum in its early years are encouraged to contact the museum. This is a
community museum and we would love to see our early members and volunteers again! Anyone connected with the museum around the time it opened is encouraged to contact Debbie Trueman at 250-753-1821.
Check back in March for updates on anniversary celebration activities like
select free admission days for seniors and families in April and social
media posts where people are encouraged to share their photos or memories of Nanaimo in 1964.
Speaker Series - The Private Journal of Captain G.H. Richards: The Vancouver Island Survey (1860-1862)
Most people in Nanaimo are familiar with Mt. Benson, Mt. Moriarty, Mudge Island, De Courcy Island, Bowen Island and Galiano Island. What they may not know is that these and many other places were officially named by Captain George Henry Richards of the Royal Navy between 1857 and 1863. Richards and his crew were nautical surveyors and were tasked with surveying and charting the waters around Vancouver Island. A driven and meticulous man, Richards and his crew compiled 36 charts, the Vancouver Island Pilot, and surveyed thousands of miles of coastline in these few short years. Based on details from Richards own journal, this presentation will consider Richards as surveyor, and his and his crews contribution to our local history.
Wednesday, March 12th Time: 1:00pm
Presenters: Linda Dorricott and Deidre Cullon, editors of The Private Journal of Captain G.H. Richards: The Vancouver Island Survey (1860-1862)
Artist On Site - Wilf Hatch
Local artist Wilf Hatch is well known for his photography, but has returned to his art school roots with a collection of recent graphite sketches & drawings. The pieces span various subjects, including buildings and places important to Nanaimo. Several of his works will be displayed in our community gallery for the month of March, and Wilf will be on-site March 15th from 10am to 5pm to talk about his art.
Saturday, March 15th Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Spring Break Drop-in Activities 2014
Tuesday, March 17th to Friday March 21st Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
A family friendly week of drop-in activities will take place at the Nanaimo Museum during Spring Break Monday, March 17 to Friday, March 21 from 1 pm - 4 pm. The activities are designed for children ages 5-12 years to participate in on a drop-in basis. Children must be supervised by a caregiver at all times during the activities. Admission is by donation, including all spring break activities and a museum visit.
Monday, March 17 - Time Travel
make a ball and cup toy
use quill pens in the school exhibit
play with old fashioned toys
Tuesday, March 18 - Coal Miner
take a tour through the coal mine exhibit
make a paper safety lamp
touch real artifacts that coal miners used
Wednesday, March 19 - Dinosaurs
make a dinosaur mask
sift for dinosaur bones
make fossils of dinosaur footprints
Thursday, March 20 - Sports History
make an Olympic torch
go on scavenger hunt with your family in the museum's Sports Hall of
Fame to learn about local athletes past and present
make a soccer ball craft
Friday, March 21 - Shipwrecked!
make a pirate flag
follow the treasure map
wear an eye patch
For more information please call 250 753-1821 or email email@example.com.
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