history

Event Date: 
Friday, February 12, 2021
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From Spalding to Abdou: A history of books from and about Fernie, their authors and inspiration.

The stories that have been written in and about Fernie record our history, our lifestyle and our hopes and dreams. The collection of published works includes a wide range of genres from children's books to researched historical texts, novels, memoirs, poetry, anthologies and guides.

Along with supporting materials from the Museum and community, Stories from Fernie celebrates Fernie's literary heritage.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Tue Jan 12 2021 except Fri Dec 25 2020.
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Monday, December 7, 2020
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Friday, December 11, 2020
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Sunday, December 13, 2020
Monday, December 14, 2020
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Friday, December 18, 2020
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Monday, December 21, 2020
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Saturday, December 26, 2020
Sunday, December 27, 2020
Monday, December 28, 2020
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Friday, January 1, 2021
Saturday, January 2, 2021
Sunday, January 3, 2021
Monday, January 4, 2021
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Friday, January 8, 2021
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Sunday, January 10, 2021
Monday, January 11, 2021
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Time: 
11:00am - 4:00pm

Fabrics of History
Untangling The Ancient Arts of Spinning, Weaving, Knitting & Felting by Fernie Spinners & Weavers Guild
Curated by Laura Nelson

December 6 2020 - January 12 2021
Hosted in the Fernie Museum Gallery

The Heritage Walking Tour of Downtown Fernie begins at The Arts Station and follows a loop past some of Fernie’s most beautiful and significant architecture to finish at 901 Fernie, a faithful recreation of the former Fernie Secondary School which stood on the same spot. Pick up a copy of the walking tour at the Fernie Museum, Visitor Information Centre, or find it online at tourismfernie.com/history/historic-downtown.

Event Date: 
Monday, February 10, 2020
Time: 
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join researcher Lindsay Vallance from the Fernie Museum for a delicious 2-course lunch at the Fernie Seniors Centre and a look at Death, Disease & Contagion in Fernie in the 20th Century. Fernie’s medical history includes qurantine, VD outbreaks and all manner of things to make you wash your hands a little more thoroughly.

Program Fee: $13 for Museum and Senior Centre members, $15 for the general public. Register online.

Event Date: 
Monday, February 17, 2020
Time: 
1:30pm - 3:30pm

You are invited to the Fernie Heritage Strategy Public Open House, helping kick off Heritage Week in Fernie. 

Presentation by the project consultant will begin at 2pm. Light refreshments will be served.

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 Knox United Church.

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.

There are many approaches used to preserve the region’s history, from installing interpretive signs or offering new museum exhibits, to creating conservation plans or training archival staff. This year, Columbia Basin Trust is supporting 43 heritage projects with over $2.8 million to support efforts to honour the past by conserving it for the future.