Fernie Museum

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Time: 
8:00pm

Join members of the Ktunaxa Nation, the City of Fernie and the festival organizing committee in kicking off Fernie's premier cultural festival with culinary artistry by Fernie's celebrity chef, Barrie Elliott, and live entertainment by Red Girl and Hark Raving Sirens. Exhibiting artist Peggy Black will be in attendance.
All welcome. Cash Bar.

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Time: 
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Follow heritage consultant Elana Zysblat on a tour of three homes which exemplify the wealthy lifestyle of some of Fernie's early movers and shakers and learn about the efforts to preserve these homes for future generations. Wine and cheese reception will follow, sponsored by IGS Group and Heritage Fernie.

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Event Date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Time: 
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Wear your comfiest Pajamas, bring your favourite stuffy and join Ms Anie and Ms Jodie for an hour of songs, activities, stories and snacks all the olden days! Free program for ages 3-5 and caregivers.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sat Sep 21 2019.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Friday, September 20, 2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019

Fernie’s vibrant music scene hits the street with local performing including Naena Robinson, Awthentrix, Nell, Reggie, Barbara Bassett, the Ukelele Crew, and visual artists rotating on the hour. Visit resident artist Michael Hepher at the side wall of Beanpod as he works throughout the weekend on Fernie's latest public art installation, a mural titled All Kinds of Beauty.

Thursday & Friday at 12pm and Saturday & Sunday at 11am.

As introduced in the June edition, the Built Heritage Grants, funded by Columbia Basin Trust and administered by Heritage BC, are helping to restore some of Fernie’s most significant and historic buildings. One of these is the Fernie Museum.

Event Date: 
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Time: 
1:00pm - 4:30pm

The art of origami is synonymous with Japanese culture. The act of folding 1000 paper cranes is said to bring good fortune and good health, 1000 representing the life of the mystical crane. The act of folding 1000 cranes was popularized by Sasaki Sadako, who was caught up in the bombing of Hiroshima and died of Leukamia aged 12. They are a powerful and evocative symbol.

Join creative artist Lesley Graham to learn this ancient art make a paper crane to take home. This activity is free with museum admission, and is suitable for children with some dexterity.

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Time: 
1:30pm - 2:30pm

A geisha is a woman highly trained in the arts of music, dance and entertaining, spending years to perfect the various art forms she is required to master.

The Minyo Dancers were formed in 2011. They assist the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta with their annual Bon Festival and perform regularly throughout the summer at the Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens in Lethbridge.

These colourful and graceful Japanese folk dancers are a delight to watch. Audience members are invited to learn a few of the steps.

Back again in September 2019 is The Fernie Fall Fair! This much loved annual event is the perfect bookend to the Fernie Chautauqua weekend and is hosted by Wildsight Elk Valley in conjunction with the Fernie Museum. 

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Time: 
1:00pm - 4:30pm

Paper lanterns are integral to Japanese culture and a common sight in Japanese homes and at festivals.

Join creative artist Lesley Graham for a simple lantern-building workshop where you will create and decorate a lantern that you can take home.

This is a drop-in event that is free with Museum Admission. Activity is suitable for children with some dexterity, and will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Event Date: 
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: 
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Besides other traditional arts like poetry writing and reciting, flower arrangement, tea ceremony and calligraphy, geisha are also expected to be adept at elegant song and dance.

In this drop-in program, visitors will learn about the four different instruments mastered by geisha - the shamisen, koto, shakuhachi and tsuzumi, in a short presentation from 1:30 to 1:45 pm, followed by traditional music performed on the koto from 2:00 to 3:00 pm in the gallery.

Free with museum admission.