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due to Covid-19

Until further notice, The Chemainus Valley Museum will be closed

historical film clips:

in the meanwhile

real "Blasts from the Past"

enjoy some videos,

"shooting a movie on the sly":

https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1887521285

enjoy some videos,

real "Blasts from the Past"

enjoy some videos,

"BC road trip time machine":   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_vzliLaZOg&t=24s 

real "Blasts from the Past"

real "Blasts from the Past"

real "Blasts from the Past"

Covid-19 Stories

Museum closed due to Covid19

Your Story

 

The museum is asking for your stories during Covid19. Did you travel and had to come back early? Stuck in an airport? Self-isolation - how are you keeping busy? How are you doing? How is the family?

Funny stories, sad stories, frustrating stories and heart-felt stories - we are looking for your stories and any pictures you would be willing to share.

You can messenger us,
mail us a letter (Chemainus Valley Museum, P.O. Box 172, Chemainus V0R 1K0), or
send us an email cvhs@telus.net , Subject: attention: Covid-19 Chemainus stories

About Us

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CHEMAINUS VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

CHEMAINUS VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

CHEMAINUS VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 The Chemainus Valley Museum is operated by the Chemainus Valley Historical Society, a non-profit organization. The Museum is located in the beautiful Water Wheel Park, found in the centre of town. Off to the side of the Museum is a wonderful observation point which overlooks the site of the first and present sawmill. Looking out, you can see the large ships, log booms and busy harbour framed by the beautiful Gulf Islands. 

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COME BE INSPIRED

CHEMAINUS VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

CHEMAINUS VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 Rich in the history and beauty, Chemainus is located on the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The town's roots are strongly linked with the 1850's early pioneers and the timber industry. But now, it is better known for the many Murals found painted on the walls around town displaying the history of Chemainus. 

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MISSION STATEMENT

CHEMAINUS VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

MISSION STATEMENT

 To promote and sponsor research and knowledge about, and to publish, record, restore, preserve and maintain interest in: information, data, records, cairns, plaques, buildings, sites, boundaries and locations of, or pertaining to, the history of the Chemainus Valley and its geographical historical boundaries. 

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

Come meet our people and see our wonderful collection.

Chemainus Valley Museum

9799 Waterwheel Crescent, Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada V0R 1K0

+1 (250)-246-2445 cvhs@telus.net

Hours

Open today

10:00 a.m. – 03:00 p.m.

Hours vary by the season so check for updated openings monthly.

Drop us a line!

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Hours of Operation

To the best of our ability we try to maintain our 2020 open hours:

 


March 10-3, daily except Mondays

April to May 10-3, daily

June, July, August and until Labour Day 9-4, daily

day after Labour day, October, November and until December 14th 10-3, daily

Closed December 14th until March 1st, 2021

Calling for Volunteers

If you have a passion for local history, and you love to talk to people, come be a volunteer!

Easter Egg Hunt Chemainus c.1930s

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