Events & Presentations
Extension BC Exhibit Presentation
Date(s) - 15/02/2018
Join us on February 15th for an in-depth look at some of the characters & stories behind our newest feature exhibit Extension BC – Divided in Solidarity. Nanaimo Museum Curator Aimee Greenaway speaks about her research for the exhibit, weaving together memorable stories and colourful characters she has uncovered from this local area.
About the Exhibit:
The community of Extension grew up around a coal mine started in the late 1890s by infamous BC coal family the Dunsmuirs. Extension was diverse and included residents with Italian, British, Finnish, eastern European, American and Chinese backgrounds. Churches, stores, hotels, a school, cultural halls and a Chinatown were part of the community. Surprising stories include the connection of acclaimed Canadian artist, EJ Hughes, to Extension, African American coal mining families and a group of Communists. The exhibit features artifacts, photos and maps from museums, archives, art galleries and public collections.
Cost & Time details will be available shortly – please check back!