Community members from throughout the region will have a platform to share their stories and lived experiences through the 2017 wildfires in a new exhibition at the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin.
Opening Nov. 6, Cariboo Strong – Resiliency in the Face of the 2017 Wildfires aims to paint a picture of how the community banded together in the face of the devastating impacts of the historic wildfires, which forced an almost two-week evacuation of the city in July of 2017.
The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin is seeking to expand its membership and is looking for members to join us in preserving the history of the Cariboo Chilcotin.
The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin strives to support and encourage the collection, conservation, and maintenance of heritage property and sites in Williams Lake and the Cariboo Chilcotin. As a history museum, we are a centre for historical, genealogical, and anthropological research. The museum is a non-profit society and by becoming a member, you become a crucial part of preserving the history of the Cariboo Chilcotin and supporting local heritage.
Shortly past closing time on a late Friday afternoon, staff with the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin patiently waited to present a First Nations chief with artifacts from Chilko Lake.
A hand woven baby basket and box containing arrowheads and a piece of obsidian were spread out on a table with large stone tools for Xeni Gwet’in Chief Jimmy Lulua by museum manager Alex Geris and society president Janice Sapp.
The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin is doing some fall cleaning.
Called a deaccessioning project as part of its larger Red Cross Relocation and Restoration Project, the initiative aims to relocate items from the museum’s collection that do not fit in the collection for a number of reasons.