Tag 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 […]

October 14

Barkerville’s “season of sesquicentennials” a record-setting success [Part 1 of 4]

Brief The 2015 Barkerville season resulted in a recent-history attendance record of 60,371 visitors between May 15th and September 27th this is the first year since 2010 Barkerville has exceeded 60,000 guests a variety of factors impacted attendance, including a number of recent improvements to the town and park, amplified earned-media and marketing strategies, and […]

August 01

[History Town] Our Tim: the man for an undiscovered country

Early this afternoon I was in my Barkerville dressing room hunting for some fingerless gloves. The day had turned unexpectedly warm and I needed to shed my regular, now uncomfortable gloves and swap them for a cooler pair. As I was banging about in my costume drawers there was a knock at the door. I […]

June 16

[History Town] History only exists in the way we perceive it

I have often found the best museum designers and educators perceive, interpret and consider stories in a constantly evolving way, according to what is happening in the modern world around us. Good historical interpreters will be mindful of where we are now, as a society, and will allow that awareness to shape their narratives. We […]

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 […]