Medical equipment from the 1920s. (Photo by Don Bodger)

A Day at the Chemainus Valley Museum

Revamped displays and roomier headquarters bring local history alive like never before

Don Bodger

The Courier

Revamped displays and roomier headquarters bring local history alive like never before

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Music was a big part of life in the early days of Chemainus settlement. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Displays feature plenty of artifacts and products. (Photo by Don Bodger)

The Miss Chemainus Valley Trophy is among the numerous trophies on display. Winners from the first four years are shown on the front: Helga Mankhof (1981), Allison Boulton (1982), Janet Swartz (1983) and Gail Rukus (1984). (Photo by Don Bodger)

Native fishing spears and a herring rake. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Model of the Chemainus sawmill. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Dick Stanton at the Chemainus sawmill section of the Chemainus Valley Museum. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Dick Stanton displays the time clock used to punch in at the old Chemainus sawmill when worked there. (Photo by Don Bodger)

The famous Chemainus mill whistle. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Many sawmill artifacts are on display since it was such an important part of the development of Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

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