Fernie Museum

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sun Sep 01 2019.
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Time: 
1:00pm - 2:30pm

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and discover the stories of tragedy and triumph.

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity.

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sun Sep 01 2019.
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Time: 
3:00pm - 4:30pm

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history.
Discover the story of the three larger-than-life king-pin Rum Runners – Emilio Picariello, Jack Wilson and Mark Rogers – who ruled the illicit liquor trade from Lethbridge to Fernie down as far as Spokane, Washington.

Tour departs at 3pm from the Fernie Museum.

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sun Sep 01 2019.
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Time: 
11:00am - 12:30pm

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and you'll find there's more to Fernie than meets the eye.

Event Date: 
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Time: 
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Shibori is an ancient Japanese art form best described as “resist” dyeing. The Japanese developed the techniques for silk fabrics that were often used in kimonos.

Originally, natural dyes, including indigo, were used to colour the fabric. Stitching, folding and clamping were some of the techniques used to create patterns. In Japan, these techniques have been practiced and improved upon for over 1300 years.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Thu Jun 27 2019.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Thursday, June 27, 2019

We are pleased to partner again with the BC Museums Association and Heritage BC to enrich learning opportunities for museums, archives, art galleries, heritage practitioners and artists in the Elk Valley region as part of the Fernie Museum's commitment to fostering a stronger, more connect museum community in our area.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Time: 
1:30pm - 3:00pm

"There is much mystery and misunderstanding about what it means to be a geisha. I hope this story will help explain what it is really like and also serve as a record of this unique component of Japan's cultural history," writes Mineko Iwasaki in Geisha: A Life.

Over a cup of green tea, the book Geisha: A Life by Mineko Iwasaki will be the base for a discussion with guest Gideon Fujiwara from the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Lethbridge on the role of the geisha in Japanese culture, past and present.

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Join Barry Till, exhibit curator and Curator-Emeritus of Asian art with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, for a tour of this rare exhibit.

Event Date: 
Friday, June 7, 2019
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:30pm

Join for a wonderful evening of Japanese culture with guest curator Barry Till in attendance, along with sake tasting and authentic Japanese cuisine by Yamagoya. This event launches the Fernie Museum's must-see summer exhibit, From Geisha To Diva: The Kimono of Ichimaru.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Time: 
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Members and the public are invited to the Fernie & District Historical Society's AGM. Learn more about what was accomplished in 2018 and the Society's goals for 2019, including the ambitious Collections Management project now underway.

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 
1:30pm - 3:00pm

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.

Japanese calligraphy is the art of beautiful, stylized handwriting with a pen or brush and ink. It involves the correct formation of characters, the ordering of the various parts, and the harmony of proportions.

During the demonstration, you can receive a short phrase or your name in Japanese for you to take home with you for a donation of $5.