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Refuge Cove: Moving with the Tide

Our new exhibit Refuge Cove: Moving with the Tide celebrated its opening on June 24th, 2017, as Ken Hanuse of Klahoose First Nation drummed a welcoming song.  Ken also sang the Woman’s Warrior Song to honour Judith Williams, the exhibition curator.  Introduced by Bonnie MacDonald, Judith thanked many people including her class of Curatorial Trainees, […]

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Owls Are the Best Field Assistants in Biodiversity Studies – by Christian Gronau

Owls Are the Best Field Assistants in Biodiversity Studies – An Appreciation of Owl Pellets Oliver Pearson, a pioneer in Patagonian mammalogy, always said that owls were his best field assistants during Patagonian surveys. They hunted more species and more individuals than his trap lines, so they were useful estimators of field abundance.                […]

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Creative Spaces 2016

On Sunday, June 25, many visitors had a chance to visit Cortes gardens and studios. Owl Cottage – Diane Daly and Ray Grout Art Studio & Gallery – Christer Ekstrom Old Schoolhouse Gallery – Sadashi Inuzuka and Melanie Boyle Lisa Gibbons Studio Heritage Garden – Cortes Island Museum Fair haven Gardens – Laura Ellingsen Sea […]

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An Early Father’s Day Present – by Mike Manson

This past weekend we booked ourselves onto a wonderful overnight trip aboard the Misty Isles, a locally owned boat that offers charters and excursions. The first day we headed to Mitlenatch Island, an 88 Acre rocky island that my grandparents homesteaded on in 1898. Today the island is owned by BC Parks and is a […]

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The Last Stand – by David Ellingsen

I’m proud to announce the exhibition series “The Last Stand” created and shown on Cortes last summer (and also used forestry artifacts from the Cortes Museum’s Von Donop shed) has been getting some attention further afield. The series was recently awarded “Finalist” on LensCulture for their 2015 Earth Awards (if you don’t know about LensCulture, […]

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2015 Cortes Creative Spaces Tour

Gates & doors opened to Creative Spaces High interest in the Cortes Museum’s 2015 annual tour of Creative Spaces – Gardens, Studios & Workshops was stimulated by curiosity about “The Mushroom Projects” around the lakes on Cortes.  For those relying on a lake or stream system for their fresh water supply it was a chance […]

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