George & Charlotte Gibson Day- Saturday, May 23, 2015
The Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives annual George & Charlotte Gibson Day celebrates coastal heritage on Saturday May 23 from 12:00-3:00pm at the Museum in Gibsons. This year’s celebration will feature fun activities for the whole family including a community photo-booth, the official exhibit opening of The Past is Present (an interactive photograph exhibit), and local historical vignettes from Driftwood Players theatre. There will also be a traditional English tea luncheon and refreshments by donation. New this year, local historian Dale Peterson will offer a historical walking tour of Gibsons Landing leaving from the Gibsons Visitor Centre at 11:00am (rain or shine). The 90 minute tour will highlight heritage sites of the Landing and feature historical theatre pieces by the Driftwood Players. Tours are by donation, please call the Museum to register. Come down and explore your Museum and learn more about coastal heritage! Admission by Donation. For more information or to register for the walking tour, please call 604-886-8232 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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