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CIMAS AGM Draws a Crowd!

Manson’s Hall on Sunday afternoon, March 20th, was the place to be to find out all about numerous accomplishments in 2015 and exciting things coming up this year at the Cortes Museum & Archives.  The interesting speaker this year with A Thing About Islands was Alison Watt, a biologist researcher, artist and author who used a […]

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Casual Evening of Story Telling

A casual evening of story telling in Gorge Hall gathered a small crowd of Jeanette Taylor and Annette Yourk’s fans – and this despite strong winds and inclement weather! Friday, February 18, 2016. Guests were invited to share stories of their own while enjoying tea and coffee with savouries, fruit and sweets served by Cortes Museum […]

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Archival Reading

Carefully decorated tea tables were scattered about the Museum’s exhibit gallery for guests to enjoy refreshments and listen to selected readings from the  archives and other Museum’s sources on Thursday afternoon, February 18, 2016. Lynn  Marttila read a moving story from the  book “Goosegrass and Buttercups”, by D.C Kirk,  about a family of early homesteaders at Smith’s […]

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Flea Village or …? – by Judith Williams

The curious name of this Sliammon /Klahoose territory village site comes from a story in “The Journals of Archibald Menzies,” surgeon/botanist aboard Capt. George Vancouver’s Discovery during its exploration of the West Coast of British Columbia. In June 1792, the Discovery and its companion ship the Chatham entered the area Vancouver was to call Desolation […]

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Ninety Nine years ago … – by Mike Manson

It was some time before midnight with the moon high in the sky when a canoe slowly came out of the shadows of the North Twin. Now cast in bright light it made its way south across the bay, straight towards the sloop. A shotgun lay on the bottom of the canoe, already loaded and […]

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Tiber Bay or… – by Mike Manson

A visit to the cemetery at Manson’s Landing is a journey into the past. A number of pioneers are buried here. One family name that always captures my interest is that of Teuber, or is it Tiber? August Teuber and Henry Tiber. And what of Rose Tiber? The spelling of August with a backwards “s”, […]

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