The Fernie & District Historical Society held its Annual General Meeting on May 25, 2017 in the Community Archives Centre. During the meeting it adopted a new set of by-laws and elected a new board of directors. Elected to the board for a one year term are Dave O’Haire (President), Terri Tombosso (Treasurer) and Natalie…

Hardship and heartache were the norm during World War II. Rationing, in every Allied country, made life difficult with shortages of food, clothing and general supplies. Watching young men leave, knowing it might be the last time you glimpsed their faces, would break the heart of every family member. MORALE But people and countries endured…

The Rise and Fall of Emilio Picariello travelling exhibit that opened at the Fernie Museum on September 19, 2015 revealed a deep-seated desire to understand Fernie’s past. This was particularly true for members of the Italian community. At museum visits and the Chautauqua event people came to speak to me about the information in the…

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