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Museum Musings: The Whistler Question: A Photographic History 1978-1985

September 5, 2017
Our scanner can finally breathe a sigh of relief (if that were possible), after over a year of hard work digitizing 35,000 photographs from The Whistler Question’s collection of negatives spanning . . .

Museum Musings: Skiing Whistler Mountain before the resort

August 28, 2017
There aren’t too many people who got the chance to ski Whistler Mountain before the lifts were installed or the runs even cut, but this past week the museum had a visit from two people who got to . . .

Museum Musings: Vera Merchant’s summer grind at Rainbow Lodge

August 21, 2017
The Barnfield family is best known in Whistler as the owners of a dairy farm that once operated where the Barnfield neighbourhood is located today. The farm was moved south to Brackendale in . . .

Museum Musings: Whistler Question archive photos spur new exhibit

August 14, 2017
Just over a year ago, the Whistler Museum announced that it had begun digitizing negatives from the Whistler Question’s archival collection. Since then, staff have been busy cataloguing and . . .

Museum Musings: Western toad migration begins

August 7, 2017
This past week the annual Western toad migration began at Lost Lake Park. Tens of thousands of these tiny toads gradually emerge from the lake to travel to the surrounding forests, though less . . .

Museum Musings: Annual LEGO competition builds Whistler’s transportation history

July 31, 2017
This year will mark the Whistler Museum’s 21st Annual Building Competition with LEGO Bricks. Open for any child under 15, there are many great prizes to be won. To showcase how much . . .

Museum Musings: Whistler's rare family cabins

July 24, 2017
Though there are some scattered throughout the valley, not many houses in Whistler have been passed down through generations, and fewer can claim to have been occupied by five generations of the . . .

Museum Musings: The legacy of George Bury

July 17, 2017
Although the development of the Whistler area for skiing is typically attributed to a group of Vancouver businessmen looking for the next place to host a Winter Olympics in the 1960s, it appears . . .

Museum Musings: The summer adventures of Mollie Stephenson

July 10, 2017
It’s a story everyone in Whistler has heard — a young person comes to the valley to work for a season, but ends up staying a few years longer than expected. What makes the story of Mollie . . .

Museum Musings: Twenty years of Whistler Secondary School

July 3, 2017
Whistler Secondary School has a central role in the Whistler community. This school, along with the many extracurricular activities offered in Whistler, is the basis to encouraging the athletic, . . .

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