Join us for a wonderful evening of Japanese culture with guest curator Barry Till in attendance, along with sake tasting and authentic Japanese cuisine by Yamagoya. This event launches the Fernie Museum’s must-see summer exhibit, From Geisha To Diva: The Kimono of Ichimaru. Purchasing advance tickets is encouraged; only a limited number of tickets will…

Lizard Range Perspectives | Photography Workshop at Island Lake Lodge with Norman Riley | $89 per person “Beginners think the great miracle and wonder of photography happens in the developing tray. It does not.” Norman Riley This daylong photography workshop includes a private viewing of the exhibit Peace Park Perspectives with photographer/artist Norman Riley, a cat…

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…

Emilio Picariello is a character who captures the imagination. His entrepreneurial spirit garnered him many successful legal businesses. The rising tide of Prohibition, meant that bootlegging was a natural progression of “Emperor Pick’s” acumen. However bootlegging put him on the wrong side of the law. After a failed sting operation set up by the Alberta…

In celebration of the Fernie Brewing Company’s Cheers to Charity Program here’s a quick look at the origins of brewing in Fernie. The Fernie Museum is the recipient of the proceeds of the Cheers program until February 13. Go have a paddle in the FBC tasting room, enjoy some awesome beer and support the Fernie…

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