To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the Whistler Museum presents our latest temporary exhibit, featuring stories and artefacts of the volunteers and community members who made the Games a unique experience in Whistler. Join us opening night to share your own tales of 2010 and show off your Olympic memorabilia (we’re betting a lot of you still have those red mitts and blue coats)!
Doors open at 6:30 pm, Friday, February 28. Free admission.
Catering (cash bar and complimentary snacks) provided by the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre with the support of the RMOW.
Exhibit closes April 19.
Our newest temporary exhibit Finding A Place: A History of Housing in Whistler will be opening Friday, May 31!
Finding A Place takes a look at the different ways people have made a home in the valley over the past century, from constructing a fishing lodge to subdividing a neighbourhood and from squatting in the woods to the Whistler Housing Authority (and everything in between!). The exhibit also features the photographs of Carin Smolinski’s Living the Dream, providing a glimpse of some unique living situations in Whistler’s present.
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Cash bar & free admission. The exhibit will run through July 31.
Over the past year the Whistler Museum and Archives Society, with the support of Virtual Museum of Canada, has been working on the release of a new online exhibit entitled: Coast Mountain Gothic.
Gothic arch huts are modest yet iconic structures that played a major role in the exploration of the Coast Mountains of British Columbia over the past 50 years. Discover the stories behind the design and construction of these shelters and meet the people and organizations that brought them to life. Along the way, you’ll learn how networks of hiking trails help protect the sensitive alpine environments and support outdoor educational activities.
The Himmelsbach Hut under construction, 1967. Photo: Chambers Collection
The online exhibit is now live and available in both official languages on the Virtual Museum of Canada’s website.
English version: here French version: here
This online exhibit was developed with the support of the Community Stories Investment Program of the Virtual Museum of Canada.
The Virtual Museum of Canada, managed by the Canadian Museum of History with the financial support of the Government of Canada, is the largest digital source of stories and experiences shared by Canada’s museums and heritage organizations.
The Community Stories Investment Program helps smaller Canadian museums and heritage organizations work with their communities to develop virtual exhibits that engage online audiences in the stories, past and present, of Canada’s communities.
Stay tuned to our social media or subscribe to our newsletter for updates on a physical exhibit to complement Coast Mountain Gothic coming late fall at the Whistler Museum.
With the Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme returning this April we’re taking a look back at the original run of the legendary race. This new exhibit opens Tuesday, March 20 with special guests Dave Clement (part of creating the first race), Chris Kent (winner of the first four races) and more. The exhibit will run through the end of April.
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