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Museum Musings: Searching for answers at the museum

June 26, 2017
Working at the museum, you never know who is going to walk through the door or what questions you’re going to be asked on any given day. Just this past week we had a couple from the UK in . . .

Museum Musings: Remembering William “Ol’ Mac” MacDermott

June 19, 2017
William “Mac” MacDermott was born somewhere in the American Midwest in 1869 or 1870. We know little of his early life, but his experiences as a soldier during First World War eventually led him to . . .

Museum Musings: Whistler’s complicated history with schools

June 12, 2017
With most schools in Whistler just a couple weeks away from closing for the summer, students in the valley are looking forward to a couple of months without homework or classes. Five schools now . . .

Museum Musings: What happens after you donate? The inner working of the Whistler Museum’s collection

June 5, 2017
When I meet people in Whistler and the topic of work comes up, I talk about Whistler’s wild history and how awesome it is to work with every day. I also bring up the challenges of the job: as a . . .

Museum Musings: Hillcrest Lodge: Alta Lake’s other summer resort

May 29, 2017
The story of Rainbow Lodge and the Philips may be well known, but Rainbow Lodge was certainly not the only summer resort that opened on the shores of Alta Lake. Dick Fairhurst opened Cypress . . .

Museum Musings: The history of trash in Whistler

May 22, 2017
The history of Whistler’s waste disposal is not often told, though some parts of it have become widely known. Most people have been told about how the Village used to be a dump, but how many . . .

Museum Musings: Mountain Bike Heritage Week kicks off

May 15, 2017
Today marks the official beginning of the Whistler Museum’s second annual Whistler Mountain Bike Heritage Week, a full series of daily events to celebrate Whistler’s ever-growing biking culture . . .

Museum Musings: Signs of spring in Whistler

May 8, 2017
For some places in Canada the beginning of spring in March or April brings the return of migratory birds and the first flowers in gardens. Vancouver famously heralds spring with the arrival of . . .

Museum Musings: Whistler Nature 101

May 1, 2017
“When we begin to see how nature works, we are awestruck by the literal beauty of its complexity: a beauty that is more than skin deep.” – Master Naturalist For the second year the Whistler . . .

Museum Musings: Brandywine’s murky origin story

April 25, 2017
Long before Brandywine Falls was established as a provincial park in 1973 the area was a well-known destination for sightseers, hikers and campers. Not known, or at least not confirmed, is the . . .

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