Thursday, October 20 at 7 pm
Dawn Ainsley, the Archaeologist at Barkerville Historic Town will describe her work and some of her most recent finds from the excavation of the foundation for the Theatre Royal, including evidence of the original Barker Co. mineshaft. She will also discuss what she learned when she excavated a refuse dump for two restaurants and the Chee Kung Tong or benevolent Society, in Barkerville’s China Town.
Wednesday, November 16 at 7 pm
Sage Birchwater will share stories from his most recent book Talking to the Story Keepers; Tales from the Chilcotin Plateau. Sage arrived in Williams Lake in 1973 and has been making meaningful connections and collecting stories ever since. He has operated a trap line and worked as a fire warden, a human rights worker, a journalist, an author, and an editor. In this book, he highlights stories of Emily Lulua Ekks, Lucy Dagg Dester Sulin, the Haynes and Edwards families, Tommy Walker, Andy and Lillian Siwallace, and the Nuxalk- Dakelh Grease Trail. For more information.
Tuesday, December 6 at 7 pm
Linda Peterat directed the Home Economics Education and Graduate Programs at UBC and is a frequent contributor to bcfoodhistory.ca. Her new book From Denmark to the Cariboo; the Epic Journey of the Lindhard Sisters tells the story of Laura, Christine, and Caroline Lindhard, who left Denmark in 1870 due to war, political turmoil, and limited opportunities to make new lives for themselves in the Cariboo. Their story reveals much about the complex social fabric of early British Columbia and the unsung contributions of women.
www.quesnelmuseum.ca For more information: 250-992-9580
Admission by donation.
Books available for purchase.