Fernie Museum

Event Date: 
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Time: 
1:00pm - 2:30pm

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: 
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Time: 
5:00pm

Canadian documentary That Never Happened: Canada's First National Internment Operations was screened earlier today at the United Nations in Geneva. 

The Fernie Museum is excited to present BENT ON ART, a pop-up exhibition featuring the works of 15 Kootenay queer artists from September 28 to October 14, 2018. The exhibit is being hosted in collaboration with the Fernie Pride Society as part of the Elk Valley Pride Festival.

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 
3:00pm - 4:00pm

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: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Join Peter and the Wolves, Jon Wort Hannam, and Heather Blush and the Uppercuts for an afternoon of some of rippin' rock, soul and sass. Sponsored by Teck. With MC Erin Teeple. The Chautauqua Grill and a variety of food trucks will be available throughout the day.

Event Date: 
Friday, September 14, 2018
Time: 
5:30pm - 10:00pm

NOTE: VENUE CHANGE. This will be held at the Fernie Community Centre.

Join special guests Red Eyed Soul, Flatback and the two-time Juno nominated, larger than life Ndidi O for an incredible showcase of BC talent. Beer garden opens at 5:30pm, performances start at 6:00pm. The Chautauqua Grill and a variety of food trucks will be available throughout the night.

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 
11:00am - 12:30pm

Six significant Fernie heritage buildings have recently been successful recipients of Heritage Grants funded by the Columbia Basin Trust and managed by Heritage BC. Join heritage consultant, Elana Zysblat, on a walking tour to learn about their history, evolution, a few fascinating and little known facts, and the plans for their conservation. The buildings on tour are: City Hall (former Crowsnest Pass Coal Co. headquarters), Christ Church, Holy Family Church, Fernie Courthouse, Knox United Church and the Fernie Museum (former Home Bank of Canada).

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Throughout the early 20th Century the design of neighbourhoods across North America were influenced by plan books published by firms based in cities such as Winnipeg, Seattle and Chicago, while firms such as Eaton’s, Sears, and Aladdin sold plans and delivered the required lumber to your building lot ready for assembly, while others such as the Vancouver-based BC Mills Ltd delivered prefabricated homes.

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: 
10:00am - 4:00pm

Join fine artist Michael Hepher for an introduction to the art of plein air painting, the style of painting directly from and in nature. 

Michael Hepher is a blacksmith, musician, printmaker, and has recently returned to his previous passion of painting landscapes. His work is reminiscent of the Group of Seven and he often travels with a pochade box to transport his studies, as many of the Group of Seven artists did.

Event Date: 
Friday, September 14, 2018
Time: 
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of pride - it emerged 5 years later having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies tearing the community apart, including the internment of enemy aliens in a camp located at Morrissey, BC. In his new book, Fernie At War: 1914 - 1919, author Wayne Norton explores what it meant to live in Fernie during those confusing and divisive years.

Includes lunch (soup, sandwich, tea/coffee, dessert) and author talk. Wayne will also be availabe to sign his book after the talk (books available, $24.95).