Tag Archives: Andrew Hamilton

August 24

Out of Time: a Barkerville Steampunk Murder Mystery

Out of Time: a Barkerville Steampunk Murder Mystery Friday to Sunday, September 26th-28th, 2014 Out of Time: a Barkerville Steampunk Murder Mystery Friday to Sunday, September 26th-28th, 2014 Barkerville is an isolated Victorian gold rush town full of scandal, blackmail and deceit. Nobody in town seems to get along, and the local government has hidden motives […]

June 15

Billy Barker lives again in Barkerville

The 2014 season marks a momentous “first” in Barkerville’s second life as western North America’s largest heritage attraction. Visitors to Barkerville this year can take advantage of a unique opportunity to meet the town’s namesake resident: Mr. Billy Barker. Believe it or not, for all the years Barkerville has been a living history museum there […]

August 20

Barkerville’s “Discovery Day” finds Williams Creek Gold at heart of anniversary fun

The 150th anniversary of William “Billy” Barker’s earth-shattering placer gold strike on Williams Creek in August 1862 was officially commemorated on Sunday, August 12th at the living history museum in British Columbia’s central interior that still bears his name. Barkerville, a boomtown named for the intrepid English prospector from March, Cambridgeshire who proved a legion of […]