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    The Future of the BC Archives: A Chance to Speak Summary of Responses from Users of...

    The Wheels of Time: The Story of the Fort Langley Heritage CNR Station

    Wheels of Time is a whimsical story that highlights Langley’s people and events between 1910 and 1969, with a focus on the...

    Recovery Funds for Heritage Organizations Now Open

    On June 27, 2022, Canadian Heritage announced details of the new Canada Arts and Culture Recovery Program (CACRP) which continues the Department’s...

    The Wake of History: On foot and by canoe

    You can follow along online as Bert ter Hert walks and paddles across Canada. By Bert ter Hart,...

    Accessing Residential School Records

    Content warning: This video relates to Indian Residential Schools. A reminder that the Indian Residential School Survivors Society has a 24 hour...

    The Second World War in BC History and Public Memory

    Scott Sheffield's investigations of the academic literature on the Second World War in BC revealed a surprising dearth of literature explicitly exploring...

    BC History: Objects, Collections and Change

    Objects have a life within a museum’s collection. That life may be short or long. New objects enter collections and others leave...

    History as a Tool for Reconciliation

    Today Indigenous people are struggling to negotiate treaties with the BC and Canadian governments and in other ways to re-assume meaningful say...

    Victoria in 1922: A Re-creation

    Victoria became John Adams’ adopted city in 1960. As a new kid who was interested in history, he tried to make up...