Category Archives: School Program

March 29

Experimenting with Photographs

Experimenting with Photographs By: Vasanthi Pendakur Photographing the dress collection presented special challenges. Unlike the smaller pieces, dresses are long and bulky and don’t fit easily on a table. I needed a way to take long flat photos without putting too much pressure on the dress’s shoulders. I experimented with a few different methods before […]

March 08

Cataloguing a 1920s and ’30s Clothing Collection

Cataloguing a 1920s and ’30s Clothing Collection by Vasanthi Pendakur, Barkerville Historic Town & Park Fashion in the 1920s conjures images of flappers wearing cloches and beaded dresses. Following the ‘20s were the lace and smooth bias cut dresses of the 1930s. Barkerville Historic Town and Park works hard to preserve and present clothing from this […]

February 22

Employment Opportunity – Chinatown Program (Historical Interpreter)

December 08

2017 Theatre Royal CASTING CALL

December 02

Employment Opportunity – Programming Diversification Officer (Full-time, One-Year Position, Extendable with Sustainable Revenues)

Programming Diversification Officer (Full-time, One-Year Position, Extendable with Sustainable Revenues) Reporting to the CEO and teaming with other staff, the position is responsible for developing and stewarding a wide range of activities and programs in B.C.’s Cariboo and Central Interior to advance the reach and participation of this Provincial and National Heritage Site. Prime responsibilities […]

May 26

Barkerville welcomes more than 3000 visitors opening week; admission still “pay what you can”

  Brief Barkerville Historic Town & Park opened for the 2016 season on Thursday, May 19 A record-setting 3300 guests visited the site in its first seven days of operation, compared to the same seven day period recorded each year over the past ten years Nearly 2400 of those guests arrived and/or stayed through the […]

November 12

The Call Went Out – remembering the early years of World War I

THE CALL WENT OUT With generous funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage through the World War Commemorations Community Fund, and in partnership with the Royal BC Museum, Story Theatre Co. will be touring The Call Went Out throughout British Columbia during November of this year. This theatre piece is based on letters from BC […]

May 17

This Victoria Day, treat yourself to Royal Tea (with Royalty) at Barkerville Historic Town

On Monday May 18th – Victoria Day – visitors to Barkerville Historic Town are invited to enjoy Royal Tea with Royalty, as ‘Queen Victoria’ visits Barkerville’s world-famous Wake Up Jake Restaurant for two sittings of afternoon High Tea – at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. In addition to the classic English warm-steeped beverage, delectable treats […]

May 06

Cottonwood House Historic Site opens May 14th (and admission is by donation, too)!

Cottonwood House Historic Site opens for the 2015 season on Thursday, May 14th, and admission is by donation until the end of the month. Cottonwood House is located east of Quesnel on the Gold Rush Trail to Barkerville offers heritage interpretation, accommodation and food to those wanting to explore and experience the Cariboo and its rich history. One […]

April 24

Come celebrate a season of sesquicentennials at Barkerville Historic Town

Barkerville Historic Town is gearing up for an eventful 2015 season filled with education, entertainment, and three sesquicentennial celebrations: the 150th anniversaries (1865-2015) of Barkerville’s Cariboo Sentinel newspaper, the Cariboo Amateur Dramatic Association’s first public performance (in a saloon) and completion of the legendary Cariboo Waggon Road from Yale to Williams Creek. By 1865, English boatman-turned-Cariboo miner Billy Barker’s namesake […]