Fernie Museum

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, September 9, 2023
Time: 
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Join the Fernie Museum at the Chautauqua Stage on Saturday, September 9th at 1:00pm for a live performance by Fernie Locals, The Relief Committee.

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sun Aug 27 2023.
Saturday, August 5, 2023
Sunday, August 6, 2023
Saturday, August 12, 2023
Sunday, August 13, 2023
Saturday, August 19, 2023
Sunday, August 20, 2023
Saturday, August 26, 2023
Sunday, August 27, 2023
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Discover the history and heritage that built the town we know and enjoy today with a knowledgeable local tour guide.

EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY IN AUGUST

Tours Depart: from the Museum Saturdays and Sundays
July 1/2, 8/9, 15/16, 22/23, 29/30
August 5/6, 12/13, 19/20, 26/27
September 2/3

Event Date(s): 
Friday, May 5, 2023
Time: 
10:00am - 11:30am

Did you or someone you know attend or work in a school in the Elk Valley that has since closed? 

Join staff and volunteers from the Fernie Museum for complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks, to reminisce and share reflections of those "lost" school days.

Please bring any photographs and documents you wish to share as volunteers will be available onsite to scan for their records. 

Event Date(s): 
Thursday, May 18, 2023
Time: 
7:00pm

Pause in Plight is now on display in the Fernie Museum Gallery. Stop by to view this important exhibition, reflecting on the history of interment in Canada.

Artist Kerri Parnell will be live online to discuss the artwork and this dark period in Canadian History, and to answer questions. Details to follow soon about how to participate in this event.

They encourage participants to visit the Museum to view the exhibit in advance, or explore it in this virtual tour, prepared by the Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre in Winnipeg:

Event Date(s): 
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Time: 

A study of the WWI national security fears and wartime prejudices that led to the internment of 8,579 men – among them, women and children – identified as ‘enemy aliens.’

This touring exhibit will be on display across Canada during 2020 – 2025 and will help bring awareness to this historical injustice. The exhibit includes a light installation and collections of oil and acrylic paintings: Old Eyes Series,  Interpretation Series and To Hell with the Enemy Alien, along with interpretive panels and historical war posters. 

Event Date(s): 
Sunday, March 5, 2023
Time: 
1:00pm - 4:00pm

See how yarn is transformed into cloth by weaving on a loom, including a demonstration of a double-woven corduroy rug. Yarns made from a variety of natural fibres will be on display for examination and comparison. There will be a number of different weaving looms on hand,  i.e. warp-weighted, tapestry, horizontal 4-shaft. The historical significance of each will be discussed and demonstrated how each is used to make cloth.

Admission: Drop In; Included in Museum admission
Instructors: Gayle Vallance

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Time: 
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Kids are invited to try their hand at weaving on a cardboard loom to celebrate Griz Days. All supplies included, drop-in, no charge. This activity will be held on the main floor of the Museum.

Event Date(s): 
Sunday, February 26, 2023
Time: 
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Silk is a natural fiber produced by the Bombyx mori moth and a number of wild Tussah moths. It is sometimes called “worm spit,” because the fibre is excreted from the salivary glands of the moth’s caterpillar, and it is used to build a cocoon inside which the worm gradually changes into the moth. We will demonstrate how silk fibre can be unwound from the cocoon to produce a strong, lustrous strand, and how multiple fibers can be spun into heavier yarns that can be woven into exquisite cloth.

Event Date(s): 
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Time: 
7:00pm

A Free Talk by Lindsay Vallance

Turn-of-the-century Fernie was a brawling, sprawling boomtown, with all the amenities a single man could want: bars, boxing rings, pool halls, opera houses...and of course, prostitution.

Learn about the women who lived and worked in the 'Restricted Districts' across the Elk Valley between Fernie's founding in 1898 and the end of World War 1. 

 

Event Date(s): 
Sunday, February 19, 2023
Time: 
1:00pm - 4:00pm

This workshop will show how loose wool fibers can be felted together to form a solid vessel that can be used as a cup, a luminary or cell phone holder. Instructors will give detailed instructions and guidance as the felting proceeds. The fee will cover the cost of wool in a variety of colours, and embellishments that can give the project your own personal touch.