Cortes Island History and Natural History in Puzzles!

Digital jigsaw puzzles featuring items from the Cortes Island Museum & Archives.

This selection of images has been curated to provide puzzlers with a fun challenge while illustrating the diversity of Cortes Island Museum & Archives archival and artifact collections. You can set the puzzle difficulty for each individual image.

Click on an image below to get to the puzzle! If you need help, click the question mark on the top right of the menu bar for full instructions on how to complete the puzzles. Share your accomplishments with friends!

Curiouser & Curiouser Exhibit

Modelled loosely on the fabled cabinets, boxes, rooms and chambers of the Renaissance, this exhibition is an invitation to reawaken the unreserved and almost childlike interest and curiosity of age when Europeans shook off the shadows of the Dark Ages and awoke to the fascination of the external world.  When people of intellect and time to spare went (for better and for worse) in search of adventure, discovery and illumination, to all the corners of the Earth. They came back with stories full of wonder and brought back specimens full of mystery and promise. Their curiosity changed forever the ways in which humans look upon the world.

For more pictures from the Curiouser & Curiouser Exhibit, see our Facebook Album. All photographs in this album and the pictures below used for our Curiouser & Curiouser jigsaw puzzles are by Richard Trueman.

Printed catalogues, full of intriguing information, are available at the museum. Here you can browse through the online versions:

Curiouser & Curiouser, Catalogue 1 and

Curiouser & Curiouser, Catalogue 2

When viewing the catalogues online, select full-screen view. And now, enjoy the puzzles!

Curiouser & Curiouser Exhibit curated by Christian Gronau. Photograph: Richard Trueman

Richard Trueman

Curiouser & Curiouser Exhibit. Photograph: Richard Trueman

Curiouser & Curiouser Exhibit curated by Christian Gronau. Photograph: Richard Trueman. Taxidermy: Laurel Bohart

Richard Trueman

Curiouser & Curiouser curated by Christian Gronau. Photograph: Richard Trueman

Richard Trueman

Curiouser & Curiouser curated by Christian Gronau. Photograph: Richard Trueman

Richard Trueman

Curiouser & Curiouser Exhibit. Photograph: Richard Trueman

Richard Trueman

Curiouser & Curiouser Exhibit curated by Christian Gronau. Photograph: Richard Trueman

Wild Cortes Exhibit

Take a walk on the wild side of Cortes Island at the Wild Cortes Natural History & EcoLiteracy Centre, located at LINNAEA FARM, 1255 Seaford Road. Donations gratefully appreciated. [READ MORE]

During the fall of 2020, the exhibit will be open Saturday, from noon to 3 p.m. Please call the Museum at 250-935-6340 or email us for more information.  Check also the Tideline for our pop-up open hours.

Accessibility information: The entrance is down the steps near Linnaea’s front door with a wheelchair accessible entrance down the library ramp. 

Laurel Bohart – Working on the Taxidermy – Study Skin Preparation 

Wild Cortes Exhibit – Discovery Boxes – Look What I found!

EcoLab at Wild Cortes

Wild Cortes Exhibit – Wild Collage

Wild Cortes Exhibit – Black Headed Cowbirds and the Merlin – On the Chase!

Wild Cortes Exhibit – Mother Hawk

Gilean Douglas Postcard Collection – Halloween

Boaters navigating the passage between Shark Spit and Cortes Island may notice a small cabin perched on a large rock at the water’s edge. This is Channel Rock, home for 45 years to Gilean Douglas – a charismatic woman, widely known as a poet and nature writer, who was also a talented photographer and journalist, an accomplished gardener, an intrepid adventurer, an astute politician and a feminist ahead of her time. [READ MORE]

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Gilean Douglas Postcard Collection – Item 245

Gilean Douglas Postcard Collection – Item 234

Gilean Douglas Postcard Collection – Item 265

Gilean Douglas Postcard Collection – Item 263

Gilean Douglas Postcard Collection – Item 264

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