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Salt Spring Island’s history of Family Farming: VIDEO

By Andrea Palframan | November 25, 2019
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George Laundry, born 1936 at Musgrave’s Landing, recalls life as young boy on Salt Spring. Archival photos illustrate his talk about family roots and a century of island farming history. George shares his passion for farming, and for fostering agricultural values and knowledge through the SSI Farmer’s Institute. He expresses his support for strengthening provincial…

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EARLY HISTORY OF ISLAND BLACK SETTLERS

By Andrea Palframan | August 13, 2019
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Listen to a wonderful piece, part of On The Coast’s Black History Month series, “Race, Roots and Relocation: Delving into B.C.’s Black History.” https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/programs/onthecoast/salt-spring-island-s-black-history-explored-in-photography-book-1.3433112 It may be caricatured as a top destination for hippies and retirees in B.C., but author Evelyn C. White says Salt Spring Island was home to one of B.C.’s most important…

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PAUL BION, WAR HERO

By Andrea Palframan | August 13, 2019
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Capitaine Paul Armand Louis Bion was born in France on 25 Sept 1874 in Montigny Sur Abbe. He joined the French Army on 21st July 1895 at the age of 19. He rose rapidly through the ranks becoming a 1st class Private in February 1896, Corporal on September 1896 and Sergeant in September 1897. On…

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THE HISTORICAL MURAL ART OF ALFRED TEMMEL

By Salt Spring Museum | July 27, 2019
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Born July 5, 1921 in Leoben, Upper Styria, Austria. Died January 15, 2011 on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada. Alfred grew up in Austria and developed his appreciation of the outdoors in his youth, hiking and cycling in the mountains. He graduated from high school in 1938 and immediately enlisted in the mountaineering troops…

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CHRIS ARNETT: INDIGENOUS HISTORY OF SALT SPRING ISLAND

By Salt Spring Museum | July 27, 2019
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In this series we will look at the Indigenous history of Salt Spring Island from the perspective of snuwuyulh (“snuh-WHY-ulth” approximately)—a Hul’q’umi’num’ word broadly translated as “cultural teachings.” The word has a literal meaning of “putting the thought into the child’s head”—a reference to a learning process that occurred from an early, indeed, prenatal stage…

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SALT SPRING’S JAPANESE HERITAGE

By Salt Spring Museum | July 27, 2019
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Salt Spring’s Japanese Canadian Community A chapter from “Salt Spring: The Story of an Island” by Charles Kahn (Harbour Publishing, 1998) Key Dates If you look around Salt Spring today, you’ll see few people of Japanese ancestry, and those you do see are likely to be tourists. However, in 1939, on the eve of World…

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SPRING
April 4th to June 29th
Wednesday to Friday
11am-3pm

SUMMER
July 4th to September 2nd
Wednesday to Sunday
11am-4pm

AUTUMN
Sept. 5th - October 5th
Wednesday to Friday
11am-3pm

Anyone wishing to visit the museum outside of the regular hours can do so by emailing John Fulker at jandifulker@gmail.com