Preserving Your Past


Saturday May 13, 2017

Preserving Your Past

with Kira Westby & Manda Haligowski

Saturday May 13, 11am-1pm

Fee: Free!
Registration: not required
Location: The Old Church, 3704 1st Ave, Smithers


Bulkley Valley Museum Curator Kira Westby and Archivist Manda Haligowski provide an introduction to preserving your precious family memories and heirlooms. Participants will learn how to store and care for their treasures, including photographs, documents, textiles, coins, silver and more. Best practices for digital photographs and files, as well as tips for  recording oral history interviews with family members will also be discussed. This workshop will include both lecture-style and hands-on elements.

Admission is free, donations in support of this and other community events is greatly appreciated.


Smithers Art Gallery and the Bulkley Valley Museum are excited to be collaborating on our project "Canada 150+: What's Your Story?", a community exhibition and series of thematic workshops through which we hope to engage and bring together our diverse community to build a better understanding of our different experiences and shared commonality.

This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Bulkley Valley Community Foundation, Babine Animal Hospital, the Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.