Cortes Island Museum & Archives Blog


His Story – LEST WE FORGET – Basil Evans Whiting

Just in time for Remembrance Day, the Cortes Island Museum’s Artifact Committee received the poignant donation of several war medals awarded to Basil Whiting. The Whiting family were Cortes Island’s

Wrapping Up “From the Archives”

— Valerie Wernet, Cortes Island Museum   The summer season is coming to a close, and the archives team at the Cortes Island Museum is wrapping up our summer photo-sharing

Peter Police

As someone who has always been fascinated by pioneer life, I have spent much of my time on Cortes exploring old homesteads – digging up old bottles from the roots

Mrs. Tooker’s Legacy

As I was born and raised on Cortes Island, I am familiar with the now-blue building on the way to the Whaletown public docks. When I was little, I would

Living History – Old Roses

OLD ROSES – LIVING HISTORY – The Heritage Garden at the Cortes Island Museum In June, the Heritage Garden is filled with scent and colour as the Old Roses come into

“F” Stands for Fossil

The capital “F” in a circle is a symbol only rarely encountered on the Bute Inlet Geology map (National Topographic System reference 92 K). One can be found adorning the

Murray Was Large For His Age – From Gloria Morrisette Family History

The Kenora Great War Project website. (Click on the image above for full text of “100 years of being in the know.”) Gloria Morrisette née Clemantine Godkin (1908–2013) emigrated to Canada

Remembrance Day

Lest we forget Remembrance Day – November 11 This Monday, November 11, 2019, will mark the 101st anniversary of the end of hostilities in the First World War. Last year,

Fifty Years of Cortes Island Ferry Service

Fifty Years of Cortes Island Ferry Service Population figures on Cortes Island picked up after the 16-car ferry, Cortes Queen, began its regular run to and from Quadra Island in

Lilies – Living History – The Heritage Garden at the Cortes Island Museum

LILIES IN THE HERITAGE GARDEN Lilies provide fragrance and colour in early summer and bloom at the same time as roses and lavender. Regale lilies Lilium regale have been in

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