October 2020
The British Columbia Historical Federation has provided a collective voice for its member societies since 1922.


2021 BCHF conference to be delivered virtually

The BC Historical Federation and Surrey Historical Society will be taking the 2021 conference entirely online. The virtual conference and AGM will be June 3-5. 

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New guidelines for getting published through the BCHF

The editorial team of British Columbia History magazine has put together Get Published: BCHF Submission Guidelines for Authors to create publication guidelines that support authors. It includes a checklist and resources intended to make the publication process easier for authors.

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Wendy Wickwire on public history

In case you missed it, we recorded Wendy Wickwire's presentation from our first virtual annual general meeting held on Sept. 12. The presentation is titled: “Public History: Between the Professionals and the People.”


Q&A with Vanishing British Columbia’s Michael Kluckner

Take a virtual trip around the province with Vancouver’s Michael Kluckner in conversation with Mark Forsythe. The author of Vanishing British Columbia shows us watercolours and photographs from his book as he provides us with a glimpse into how he discovered the stories featured in the book.


A heritage sector survey for candidates in BC’s election

The BC Historical Federation, Heritage BC, BC Museums Association, Archives Association of BC and the Friends of the BC Archives have teamed up to create a survey for candidates in the upcoming provincial election. Encourage your local candidates to complete the survey found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5GV8GBP

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West Vancouver’s Navvy Jack House spared from demolition

This was once the home of Navvy Jack Thomas and his wife Slawia (Magdeleine) Kiepilano. Courtesy West Vancouver Historical Society 

West Vancouver council has voted to halt a proposal to tear down Navvy Jack House, one of the oldest houses in the district, and to start the process of giving it formal heritage designation. 

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Nelson’s Cold War bunker opens

The stark furnishings of Nelson's cold war bunker.

After many years of planning, Touchstones Nelson is opening a former Cold War bunker below the post office to the public as a permanent museum exhibition and heritage site.

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Royal BC Museum plans new collections building in Colwood

To make the Royal BC Museum’s collections and archives more accessible, the B.C. government will build a new collections and research building in Colwood. Government expects the project to break ground in winter 2021 and to be complete in summer 2024. The Friends of the British Columbia Archives welcome the news, but say a number of questions remain unanswered.

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The quest to discover Yucho Chow’s legacy

In this film, curator and author Catherine Clement describes her quest to discover the legacy of portrait photographer Yucho Chow, whose lens captured the racial and cultural diversity of Vancouver in the decades before 1950.


Creston RCMP investigate fire that destroyed historic cabin

An historic cabin on the Kootenay Pass was destroyed by fire overnight Sept. 29. Police say it was definitely human-caused, whether accidental or deliberate, but they have not identified a suspect yet. Only a month earlier, the Creston Valley Rotary Club conducted preservation and cleanup at the site.

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New funding program supports heritage projects

The provincial government announced a new funding program. Under the Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program, the province is committing up to $100 million to support community economic resilience, tourism, heritage, and urban and rural economic development projects.

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The BCHF offers a number of advertising opportunities in our e-newsletter, which is distributed to our entire membership monthly. Advertisements are jpeg images sized to 600 px wide for electronic distribution. To submit an ad, contact Greg Nesteroff: greg@bchistory.ca

Members enjoy discounted advertising rates. Choose 12 months for the best deal:

1-3 months = $100 each ($100-$300 annually)
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Rates for non-members are as follows:

1-3 months = $150 each ($150-$450 annually)
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