Tag Archives: Donation

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 11

Employment Opportunity – Curatorial Assistant: Collections Care (Summer Position)

Barkerville Historic Town & Park, the largest historic site in British Columbia, has up to two positions available for students that will provide exciting opportunities to learn about British Columbia’s history in a unique environment. JOB TITLE: CURATORIAL ASSISTANT: COLLECTIONS CARE Hourly pay rate: $15.00 plus 4% holiday pay, 35 hours/week Anticipated term: May 14 […]

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 […]

December 13

Record-setting crowds bring welcome holiday cheer to Barkerville’s Victorian Christmas

Brief Approximately 1600 people from all over British Columbia and abroad visited Barkerville Historic Town & Park between Saturday, December 9th and Monday, December 11th This year’s event set an historic attendance record for the most Old Fashioned Victorian Christmas visitors ever, breaking a previous record set in December of 2015 Admission to Barkerville’s annual […]

December 01

Jingle bells, Bakery smells, and Tube Runs all the way: Victorian Christmas at Barkerville sleighs!

Brief • Barkerville Historic Town & Park is bustling with special events and activities for yuletide revelers looking to experience the wintertime magic of western North America’s largest heritage attraction, nestled under an elegant blanket of snow, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, December 9th through Monday, December 11th • A stay at […]

Winter Wonderland, Week Two! November 18

Barkerville’s Old Fashioned Victorian Christmas – 2017 Schedule

Welcome to an Old Fashioned Victorian Christmas at Barkerville Historic Town & Park December 9th, 10th, and 11th 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Activities Take an exciting sleigh ride with Barnard’s Express Stage Lines (Map #24). Partake in the delicious delights of Victorian home baking at the Wendle House (Map #18). Join Miss Florence Wilson […]

October 27

Scary streets, haunted houses and a real Spooky Buddy at Barkerville’s Ghostly Hallowe’en

Barkerville’s autumnal Activities Season is underway, and the National Historic Site’s nighttime streets are quiet… disturbingly quiet, in fact. On Monday, October 31st, from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, visitors to BC’s Gold Rush Town can explore the darker side Barkerville – in a lighthearted, family-friendly nod to the spirits of Hallowe’en past, present, and […]

October 14

Ray Beaulieu Memorial Fire Truck Building now a reality thanks to #FCCAgriSpirit Fund and others

October 14, 2016 [Barkerville, BC] Ray Beaulieu Memorial Fire Truck Building now a reality thanks to FCC AgriSpirit Fund and others Brief • An investment of $25,000 CDN from Farm Credit Canada’s AgriSpirit Fund is providing welcome aid in the construction of a heated garage that will be used to house a new fire truck […]

September 16

The Amazing Race (to Rebuild Barkerville) – Saturday, September 17th

The Amazing Race (to Rebuild Barkerville) Saturday, September 17th, 2:30-4:30 PM The Great Fire of 1868 has left Barkerville in much need of repair, and it’s up to you and your “Fire Brigade” team to race through a series of exciting challenges that will help rebuild the town and lead the ultimate winner to a […]

August 04

Barkerville a guest at the Canadian Alliance of Chinese Associations Grand Inauguration of the 6th Executive Team Ceremony in Vancouver’s Chinatown

Barkerville had the pleasure of being a guest at the Canadian Alliance of Chinese Associations Grand Inauguration of the 6th Executive Team Ceremony in Vancouver’s Chinatown. Chief Executive Office of Barkerville, Ed Coleman was honoured to congratulate Executive Chairman, Dian Qi Wang on his new position within the Association and to present Appreciation Certificates to several individuals from 130 […]