Gabriola Historical and Museum Society

Telling Island Stories

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Upcoming Events

Annual General Meeting

Sunday, March 26, 2023

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Speaker: Tobi Elliott on her Masters Research Project Walking in Truth:  Unsettling, Decolonizing, and Learning Relational Ways of Being for Key Organizations on Gabriola Island

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The Art and Adventures of Doug Harrison

Thursday, April 20, 2023

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gabriola Golf Club

Explore the working west coast through the personal account of Doug Harrison.

From his time as a young boy growing up in logging camps in the Alberni Valley to managing the MacMillan Bloedel Operations on Haida Gwaii, Doug has many a story to tell of the fascinating and resilient people who worked and lived on the west coast.

It is the scenes of everyday working life on the west coast that inspired Doug to pick up a paint brush and capture a way of life almost forgotten. Hear tales of adventure and see them brought to life in Doug’s art.

Admission by donation
Doors open at 6:30

Gabriola Island Pandemic Stories

Over the past 8 months Gabriola Historical and Museum Society (GHMS) has been documenting stories, memories, and accounts of Gabriolans’ everyday experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic. The project is funded with the support of the Gabriola Arts Council’s (GAC) Federal grant “Together we Triumph”.

The project has created a free Gabriola Island Pandemic Stories commemorative booklet that each Gabriola household has received in their mailbox. The project also includes a companion website with video interviews, archived Gabriola Sounder articles, and a museum exhibit. The website can be viewed at:


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