Upcoming Summer Events
The Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives’ Small Wooden Boat Show is back again for Sea Cavalcade to celebrate our rich local history of wooden boats. The show will feature canoes, rowboats, kayaks, dinghies, daysailers and other hand-built wooden boats crafted by enthusiastic amateurs and skilled professionals. Some of the boats on display will be vintage crafts while some will be new creations using traditional as well as modern methods. The owners and builders will be there to talk about their boats, and to share in the pleasure of their craft. If you have been thinking that you would like to build a wooden boat, you will find a lot of encouragement at the event. The Small Wooden Boat Show takes place on Sunday, July 26th from 10am to 4pm in Holland Park in Gibsons.
Through-out the summer, local historian Dale Peterson will lead walking tours of Gibson's Landing that explore the fascinating history of the ocean-side village. Born and raised on the Sunshine Coast, Dale will guide participants to historical points of interest such as Stonehurst and Pioneer Park Cemetery while sharing local history and stories. The tour concludes at the Sunshine Coast Museum where you can continue your exploration of coastal heritage by visiting our two floors of exhibits. Tours begin at 10:00am at the Gibsons' Visitor Information Centre and last approximately 90 minutes. By Donation. Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a guardian. Call the Museum to register for a tour- 604-886-8232
Gibsons' Aquifer Project
Check out this short video featuring the Aquifer Project art installation at the Museum. Glass artist and project lead Miyuki Shinkai worked with local children in creating art inspired by the Gibsons aquifer. The project was launched by Deer Crossing the Art Farm and the Town of Gibsons, and hosted at a number of community locations.
Newspaper Digitization Project
Explore THE COAST NEWS and now THE PENINSULA TIMES online!
Thanks to a second grant from the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, and the generous loan of the microfilm reels from the Sechelt Archives, we are pleased to announce the addition of the Peninsula Times newspapers to the online database of BC historical newspapers. Learn more >
Museum Gift Shop
For unique gift ideas visit the Museum Gift Shop!
We have wood crafts and beautiful cards by local artists like Lyndon Bradford, Vene Parnell, Sonoko, Alan Sirulnikov, Sheila Weaver, & Makiko Kitama, as well as a unique collection of books on local and natural history, First Nations legends, boating, and more.
Oh and don't forget...our limited edition Beachcombers T-shirts!
40th Anniversary Beachcombers Exhibit
Sat., Aug. 17, 2013: To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic series, the Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives launched a new and improved Beachcombers exhibit. The centerpiece of the exhibit is the recreation of the Molly’s Reach countertop with a life-sized photo of the cast as seen in the image. More details >
Time Travel Sunshine Coast
Time Travel Sunshine Coast is a heritage smart phone walking tour of the Sunshine Coast. We recently received an Award of Outstanding Achievement from Heritage BC and a Bronze from Interpretation Canada for the project. Learn more >
LOCATION, HOURS & CONTACT
716 Winn Rd., Gibsons, BC.
P.O. Box 766
Gibsons, B.C., V0N 1V0
Tuesday-Sunday, 10:30am-4:30 pm
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The Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives is an innovative and community-driven heritage destination located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.
The Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives presents the history of the Sunshine Coast and its inhabitants. We have two floors of exhibits to explore as well as a resource room, reference library, and extensive archives with over 9,000 photographs & documents.
We host and collaborate workshops, film screenings, and events related to our exhibits and to community issues. Read more...
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