This listing of the Museum - sponsored events of the last few years illustrates our commitment to bring Gabriola's history to the community. Click hereto see some of our great-looking posters advertising our events.
Presentation by historian Jean Barnam on the arrival of Hawaiian, African-American and Spanish settlers on the West Coast. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Library. Click here to see the Poster.
Easter 2012 Basket Raffle
Saturday, April 7 at the Museum.February 2012 - The Way It Was
Cecil Ashley presented vintage movies from the 1930’s and 1940’s depicting the logging, sawmilling and fishing industries on the west coast of BC activities of the time. The movies were complimented by local artist Doug Harrison’s Working West Coast paintings.February 2012 - Petroglyph tour
with Dr E. C. Krupp, Director of the Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, CA and Ian C. McLennan, Consultant to Museums, Science Centres, Planetariums, Digital Theatres, Theme Attractions and World Expositions, Vancouver BC.
Long-time peace and social activists Susan Yates, Hilda Pattern, Jean McLaren and Ted Wilson recounted the story of the Gabriola Island Peace Association.June 2011 - Flippers to Flukes
Information on Vancouver Aquarium’s BC Cetacean Sightings Network and the role that Gabriolans can play in reporting cetacean sightings. The speakers were Caitlin Birdsall & Heather Lord of Vancouver Aquarium. GROWLS co-sponsored the presentation.April 2011 – Crossing the Waters
This was a multi-visual presentation on the history of ferry services to Gabriola Island, with guest speaker Mark Stefanson, BC Ferries Vice-President of Public Affairs2010 - Vanishing Beacons – The Story of BC’s Lighthouses and Lightkeepers
presented by Ivan Bulic, a Director for the Canadian Lightkeepers Association.2009 - Gabriola Historical and Museum Society’s 15th Anniversary celebration
Dr. Bryon Gordon scientific study to develop a process for dating petroglyphs2009 - Potlach of the Quamichan First Nation
a celebration of Jane Degnen’s descendants2009 - Prehistoric Rock Art
a presentation by Professor Jean Clottes2009 - Joined Hands Exhibit
Grand opening of the exhibit presenting the history and legacy of Jane Degnan and Louisa Silva