Maxine and Stan McRae were awarded a lifetime membership to the Gabriola Historical & Museum Society at the museum’s Opening Day event, May 19, 2019.
Learn why the McRae’s are honoured lifetime members of the museum.
Gabriola locations among Heritage BC’s newly designated Japanese-Canadian historic sites.
On April 01, BC Minister for Multiculturalism Teresa Wat announced a list of 56 historic sites with significance to Canadians of Japanese descent. They include two locations in Silva Bay – the Sunrise Sawmill and Koyama’s Fishcamp.read more
The AGM has been RESCHEDULED from Feb.5 to Feb.19 due to snow. The short AGM will be followed by a guest presentation: "43 years of Islands Trust". This informative talk reviews the history of the Islands Trust, and the impact that conservation-oriented land use...read more
Raking the hay on Horseshoe Road farm, Gabriola circa 1960. Daniel Lunn Brown (on rake), grandchildren Danna Lynn Brown, Brian Edward Piper, and Leonard Daniel Piper (on horse) “My father, Tim Brown, was born on Gabriola in 1923. In 1919 the Browns came from Scotland...read more
Folklife Village: From Expo 86 to Gabriola village centre May 04, 2016: Gabriola Museum Press Release Gabriola’s Folklife Village was originally constructed as the Folklife Pavilion for Vancouver’s Expo 86 world fair that ran from May to October, 1986. When...read more
The Gabriola Historical and Museum Society will hold its Annual General Meeting on Sunday, January 24th at 2pm at the WI Hall, 476 South Road. The meeting is open to members as well as anyone interested in supporting the telling of Gabriola stories. In addition to...read more
A new tradition has begun on the island - Canada Day at the Gabriola Museum will be back next year. A young woman with a couple of small children was glad to see a Canada Day family event on the island. “In the past, we’ve gone to Nanaimo, with 10,000 other people, in...read more
Gabriola Roots: THE LAND PROVIDES is the theme of our new season with illustrated exhibit panels exploring the multiple ways we relate to the land, from the earliest food gathering, through the farming and then land development years, to the current crop of new...read more
Dr. Bryon Gordon discussed a scientific study to develop a process for dating petroglyphs.read more