Solve the Fernie Scavenger hunt and enter to win prizes from the Fernie Chamber of Commerce and Fernie Museum! Send your answers to the Scavenger Hunt to info@ferniemuseum.com by July 2nd. Winners will be notified no later than July 4th. Have fun discovering historical Fernie, and remember to maintain social distance from other scavengers! Click…

The Fernie Museum is proud to present Cabinet of Curiosities, a video series investigating the stories behind our artifact collection. Each week, a new object is thoroughly examined by our trusty Collectionsperson, Lindsay Vallance. The star of this week’s show is not an object, but a room: specifically, the bath-room. Come with us and explore…

The Fernie Museum is looking to capture the community’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic in real-time. We need your help by journaling your experience as the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Museum would like to encourage individuals to journal your experience by providing tools to assist you in this process. All of us are making history…

The Fernie Museum is proud to present Cabinet of Curiosities, a video series investigating our artifact collections. Every week, a new object is examined by our trusty Collectionsperson, Lindsay Vallance. This week we look at laundry, with the help of three very heavy metal sad-irons from the 19th century. Time to gather ‘round the washtub…

The Fernie Museum is proud to present Cabinet of Curiosities a video series investigating the stories behind our artifact collection from the safety of the home of Lindsay Vallance, the Fernie Museum’s Collections Manager. This week’s object is a bowl-shaped metal hat, designed to keep you safe just long enough to threaten the safety of…

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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