Museum

Kelly Walls rides on the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin float during the Stampede Parade, Saturday, July 2. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Kelly Walls is an avid Williams Lake volunteer

Volunteering is a way to give back, she says

 

People walk up stairs to the entrance of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C. Premier John Horgan announced June 22 they are stopping their $789-million plan to rebuild the ageing building, and sending things back to public consultation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Province cancels controversial $789M Royal BC Museum rebuild

Premier says public engagement will now determine the future of the ‘seismically unsafe’ building

 

An example of a black-figure panel amphora from the last quarter 6th century B.C. seen in the Dallas Museum of Art. (Wikimedia Commons)

Police say man smashes ancient museum artifacts worth millions in Dallas

A 6th century B.C. Greek amphora and a Greek pot dating to 450 B.C. were among the items destroyed

 

The Royal B.C. Museum will close in September in preparation for a rebuild. BC Archives will remain until 2025 with Imax Victoria staying open through early 2023. (Black Press Media file photo)

Royal B.C. Museum gets $789-million overhaul

Museum to close in September for rebuild, expected opening in 2030

The Royal B.C. Museum will close in September in preparation for a rebuild. BC Archives will remain until 2025 with Imax Victoria staying open through early 2023. (Black Press Media file photo)
Britanny Vis, executive director of the Maritime Museum of BC, is seeking input from queer, trans and two-spirit individuals willing to share their marine stories for use in the upcoming Queer at Sea exhibit. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria museum puts call out for maritime stories from B.C.’s LGBTQ2S+ community

Queer at Sea exhibit launches at the Maritime Museum in May

Britanny Vis, executive director of the Maritime Museum of BC, is seeking input from queer, trans and two-spirit individuals willing to share their marine stories for use in the upcoming Queer at Sea exhibit. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin will be hosting a family-friendly event Saturday, Dec. 18, which will include a craft fair. (Photo submitted)

Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin hosts Christmas family event Dec. 18

Santa Claus and his elves will be there as well as horse-drawn wagon rides

The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin will be hosting a family-friendly event Saturday, Dec. 18, which will include a craft fair. (Photo submitted)
Bill Merilees, a retired B.C. Parks regional information officer, collected mollusk shells from B.C. and Washington state coastlines for 50 years and has donated his 140,000-specimen collection to University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: B.C. man donates 140,000 mollusk specimens to biodiversity museum

UBC’s Beaty museum grateful for Bill Merilees’s historical record of B.C. marine biodiversity

Bill Merilees, a retired B.C. Parks regional information officer, collected mollusk shells from B.C. and Washington state coastlines for 50 years and has donated his 140,000-specimen collection to University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin is seeking interest from the community to join as members in supporting the history of Williams Lake. (Williams Lake Tribune photo)

Museum seeks to expand membership

Davana MAHON Special to the Tribune/Advisor The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin…

  • Oct 26, 2020
The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin is seeking interest from the community to join as members in supporting the history of Williams Lake. (Williams Lake Tribune photo)
Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin manager Alex Geris (left) with president Janice Sapp and Xeni Gwet’in Chief Jimmy Lulua. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin manager Alex Geris (left) with president Janice Sapp and Xeni Gwet’in Chief Jimmy Lulua. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Joshua and Weyla Roy display some of the many letters they have from serial killers like Robert Pickton and Dennis Rader, the BTK killer. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Joshua and Weyla Roy display some of the many letters they have from serial killers like Robert Pickton and Dennis Rader, the BTK killer. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Ken Lane, former director of the Royal London Wax Museum, pours tea for Queen Victoria in his Saanich home. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Royals, Elvis, Captain Cook: Hundreds of wax figures find new life in B.C. man’s home

Former director of Victoria’s Royal London Wax Museum still hopes to revive wax figure tourism

Ken Lane, former director of the Royal London Wax Museum, pours tea for Queen Victoria in his Saanich home. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)